Many researchers pointed out that musical games help children speak meaningful words.
This contributes effectively to establishing an important relationship between children and their parents, on the one hand, and between these children and their peers, on the other.
Using music in opening the door for communication is an effective way that leads to the reduction of obstacles that can prevent children from learning functional language skills.
Music therapy, as revealed by several literatures, leads to a decrease in patients’ hesitation to speak by 95% to less than 10% approximately in any communicative situation.
Patients’ reluctance to speak is one of the most important factors that transform without effective communication in autistic children.
Music therapy develops the language skills of these children and helps them develop language and speech through the following:
- Training children to play different wind instruments and imitate the various oral motor exercises that can be presented to them at that time in order to strengthen awareness of the lips, tongue, jaws and teeth and use them functionally.
- Vocalization exercises (singing for both consonants or vowels, individual or group, mixed or regular, and controlling breathing).
- Tonal words that help the children to acquire and express expressive language.
- Toned words and sentences and complementing them helps reduce repetition of sick words.
On the other hand, music can encourage children speak and use different languages or vocabulary, which means that it helps them in verbal communication.
Speaking for autistic children is known to range from not talking at all to grunting (making unintelligible sounds), shrieking, explosive cries, and guttural or pharyngeal sounds, hums, or hums.
The speaking aspect of an autistic child is also sickly chanting for speaking, reversing pronouns, as well as non-expressive or uniform words.