Music Therapy and Music-based Instruction

by Bridget Kulik, MA, MT-BC
Autism Asperger’s Digest | November/December 2011

Music, Music Therapy, and Autism
Music is everywhere. From home to work to school, there is no escaping it. I distinctly remember an assignment in one of my undergraduate music courses where I had to avoid listening to any kind of music in my environment for an entire day. It was virtually impossible! For me, music is an essential component to not only my personal life (I enjoy playing the piano), but my professional life as well.

I am currently employed as a full-time Neurologic Music Therapist at a therapeutic day school for ages 5