impulsivity

definition of impulsivity: Impulsivity is an action without the thought or understanding of consequences. Impulsivity or lack of self-control may be an issue in children with autism. Impulse control problems may be overcome with therapy, or a child may grow out of it naturally.

What is New in Autism?

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Music Therapy Proves that the Beat Goes On for Children with Autism

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Several schools in New York, through the Music Therapy Institute, provide music therapy for children with autism.

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Several schools in New York, through the Music Therapy Institute provide music therapy for children with autism. As children at Stepping Stones and Heartsong listen to music, they participate by drumming on their knees to the beat and singing. Their social interaction is increased and their speech and impulse control improves. Music therapy can include "tactile stimulation and body awareness, as well as the teaching of colors, numbers and patterns."

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Several schools in New York, through the Music Therapy Institute, provide music therapy for children with autism.

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