ECOS, Music for Development is a state music education programme in Mexico. To measure the effect of the programme, an evaluation was carried out in 2017 to gather information on its impact.
Category: Cognitive ability/development
Clapping in time may boost literacy in children learning to read
A study by researchers at Northwestern University suggests that rhythm training may boost literacy, because it engages sensory-motor systems that are important in the processes
How beatboxing can help young people with speech problems
Beatboxing can help young people overcome speech problems, and some neuroscientists think it could help to unlock the brain’s potential.
Early childhood music training can lead to better music and language skills
Early childhood music training can lead to improvements in both musical skills and language skills, according to Dr Sean Hutchins at the Royal Conservatory of
Does music training enhance literacy skills? A meta-analysis
This meta-analysis looked at the impact of music intervention on reading-related skills in children and suggests ‘modest gains’* for children receiving music training, compared with
Children who can keep a beat may be better readers and talkers
The ability to synchronise with a beat could indicate how well children of pre-school age will develop their future reading skills.
The overlap of neural systems for processing language and music
An E-book by academics in the USA contains 10 opinion, perspective, and research papers that focus on the overlap of neural systems for processing language and music.
Making music has a major impact on language skills – Professor Susan Hallam
A recent paper by Professor Susan Hallam from the UCL Institute of Education, concludes that making music has a major impact on the development of language skills among children and young people.
Music lessons improve children’s cognitive skills and academic performance
The first large-scale, longitudinal study in the Netherlands, finds that structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities and academic achievement.
Music training can improve decision-making, focus and impulse management
The only way to correctly assess the effects of music training on child development is to study children before they start any music training and to follow them systematically thereafter.
Musicians have better memories than non-musicians
A new meta-study by the University of Padua in northern Italy has found that musicians have better memories than non-musicians.
Music training in late childhood aids cognitive development
New research by the University of Texas-Austin finds an advantage in starting music lessons in late childhood.