There is an acknowledged need for improved service provision in the context of autism spectrum disorders. Previous studies have demonstrated the positive role drum training can play in improving behavioral outcomes for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. However, to date, none of these studies has explored how these behavioral changes translate at the neural level. Our study provides strong evidence that drumming not only reduces hyperactivity and inattention in autistic adolescents but also strengthens functional connectivity in brain regions responsible for inhibitory control and action outcome monitoring.
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Jun 2022|
- Autistic Disorder/therapy
- Music Therapy
- Nervous System Physiological Phenomena
- Psychomotor Agitation