The Effectiveness of Music Therapy Methods on Behavioral Disorders and Social Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum
Sashli Angasi, Masumeh Alipour Shojaee, Sonia Angasi, Shahreh Arjmand4
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effectiveness of music therapy methods on behavioral disorders and social skills of children with autism. The research population consisted of all children aged 8 to 13 years from Imam Ali Autism Center, which included 60 children with autism. Of these, 15 were considered as experiment group and 15 were considered as control group. Data were collected using Gars-2 questionnaire, Social Skills Assessment Scale and the Vineland Social Development Scale. Multivariate analysis of covariance method in data analysis showed that music therapy methods had significant effect on improving social and communication and also on behavior disorders of children with autism.