A new study by the University of Bath shows that learning to play the piano can improve the brain’s ability to process sights and sounds, and can help to improve mood.
Music and sound in time processing of children with ADHD
Music, with its playful, spontaneous, affective, motivational, temporal, and rhythmic dimensions can be of great help for studying the aspects of time processing in ADHD.
Music improves social communication and brain connectivity in children with autism
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.
Music can improve concentration in some children with ADHD
According to a team of researchers led by Florida International University, listening to music while studying may help some children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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.
Drumming impacts behaviour and brain function in autistic adolescents
Drumming for just 90 minutes each week can improve the life quality of young people diagnosed with autism, according to a study published in 2022.
Drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism
Drumming for one hour a week can help children diagnosed with autism and supports learning at school, according to a study published in 2018.
Music can improve social communication skills in autism
In 2018 researchers from the University of Montreal and McGill University in Montreal, Canada, published a report showing that music intervention alters brain activation and improves social communication skills in children with autism.
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.
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.
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