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.
Category: 5. Types of Content
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.
Music in childhood boosts brains in later life
Research by The University of Edinburgh shows that taking up a musical instrument in childhood and adolescence is associated with improved thinking skills in older age.
MUSIC FOR EDUCATION AND WELLBEING PODCAST – WITH PENNY OSMOND, WORKSHOP AND CHOIR LEADER
Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, talks with Penny Osmond, workshop and choir leader, on how singing and songwriting can help new mums experiencing mental health problems.
Music, behaviour and co-regulation in early years￼
Charlie Swan, an Early Years and Special Needs Teacher, presents literature outlining how music can help with behaviour and co-regulation of children in the early years phase of education.
Mapping the musical mind: the link between musical and language processing￼
Researchers in Japan have found a specific link between musical processing and areas of the brain associated with language processing for the first time.
The role of arts and cultural programmes on young people’s mental health and wellbeing – a research digest
The latest research digest from the Centre for Cultural Value explores the role of arts and cultural programmes on young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Music education scheme a success in Dundee￼
Researchers from the University of Dundee have evaluated the impact of the Big Noise Douglas (BND) programme in the city and found that ‘BND is having positive impacts on children, families and the community’.
EIGHT WAYS THAT MUSIC CAN SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE’S WELLBEING AND LEARNING: IN ‘CATCH UP’ AND BEYOND
Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, looks at eight ways music can support young people’s wellbeing and learning.
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.
The benefits of music – collected articles and blogs from other sources
Following are a range of articles about the benefits of listening to and making music at all ages and stages of our lives. Most of