Scientists reveal drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism – ScienceBlog.com


Drumming for 60 minutes a week can benefit children diagnosed with autism and supports learning at school, according to a new scientific study.

The project, led by the University of Chichester and University Centre Hartpury, showed students’ ability to follow their teachers’ instructions improved significantly and enhanced their social interactions between peers and members of school staff.

Research involved pupils from Milestone School in Gloucester who took part in a ten-week drumming programme comprising two 30-minute sessions each week. Observations of the weekly lessons also highlighted significant improvements in dexterity, rhythm and timing.

Source: Scientists reveal drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism – ScienceBlog.com

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