Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills and increase brain connectivity in key networks.
Category: Language, reading, literacy
Music and dyslexia: A new musical training method to improve reading and related disorders
In 2016, researchers in Marseille, France tested the efficacy of a specially-designed Cognitivo-Musical Training (CMT) method for children with dyslexia.
Rhythm, dyslexia and reading training
Researchers in Italy find that students diagnosed with Developmental Dyslexia (DD) scored high in rhythmic abilities, as measured by rhythmic pattern discrimination tests.
Dyslexia can be overcome with nursery rhymes and music
Professor Usha Goswami, Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education at the University of Cambridge, says that children can overcome dyslexia by learning nursery rhymes, dancing and singing.
Pre-school children who can keep a beat are more likely to be better readers and talkers
This research on why beat synchronisation and language processing and reading skills are connected can only strengthen music education teaching and advocacy.
Can a rhythmic intervention support reading development in poor readers?
Professor Susan Hallam’s research found that regular beat-based music making sessions can improve the reading skills of 11-12 year-olds.
Study shows strong links between music and academic achievement
A School of Music professor set out to disprove the idea of a link between a students’ musical and mathematical achievement. But the results of his study proved otherwise.
Children who regularly play a musical instrument have better memory and attention span
Neuroscientists in Chile have found new evidence that learning to play a musical instrument may be good for the brain.
Australian primary school transformed by music
Small, rural primary school at Yahl in South Australia transformed by music.
Music students score higher in maths, science, and English than non-music student peers
Research by the University of British Colombia, Canada, shows that high school students who take music courses score significantly higher in other subjects than their non-musical peers.
Music programme improves IQ, reading and concentration for children from disadvantaged backgrounds
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a classic music training programme (Démos) on the cognitive development of children from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Early years music can help close the attainment gap for young people with complex needs
The recently launched ‘Sounds of Intent in the Early Years’ research report provides powerful evidence that every child should have the right to access music.