40 Must Have Songs on an Autism Playlist

August 22, 2020

40 Must Have Songs on an Autism Playlist

40 Must Have Songs on an Autism Playlist

It is a well-established fact that children are attracted to music, and this is especially true in the case of children on the spectrum. They find themselves much more drawn to music than children who are not on the spectrum. The main reason why music helps kids on the spectrum is because it stimulates both the sides of their brain. Just the act of playing or singing music can help them integrate all their senses. In fact lot of therapists use songs to improve autistic children’s cognitive skills and help them build relationships with others, two main areas that they have difficulty with.

The benefits don’t just stop there, even learning to play an instrument can help them greatly. A lot of Autistic kids who learn to play instruments have shown positive signs of building interactions with others. A lot of these kids are also a part of school bands etc.

Music therapy in fact has become a growing trend among parents of children with Autism because of the positive effects of Music in Autistic Children.

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is the use of music or musical instruments to help Autistic children concentrate, interact with others, and help keep their anxiety at bay. Music therapy has proven to be especially beneficial as it teaches children on the spectrum to pay attention, help them to imitate others playing an instrument and helps focus on their emotions. A lot of research has proven that with Autistic children even a simple act like keeping to a beat or singing has helped them improve their social bonds with others around them.

A lot of Autistic children thus find it easy to perform a lot of tasks when they have music playing in the background. It helps them concentrate on what they are doing and also helps calm them in case they are having a sensory overload. As a parent you would find it beneficial to always carry an ipod or a phone around so your kid can have access to music at all time.  To help you additionally here is a list of 40 songs that are known to help people with Autism during their sensory overload or meltdowns. A must have playlist for Autism Spectrum:

  • “WE’LL GET BY” – JOHNNY ORR BAND
  • “SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW”- ISRAEL ISRAEL “IZ” KAMAKAWIWOʻOLE
  • “LOVE IS WHERE TO START” BY MEG FORD
  • “RIDE”- TWENTY ONE PILOTS
  • “LET IT GO: THE AUTISM VERSION” BY SARAH
  • “WHAT I AM” - SESAME STREET: WILL.I.AM SINGS
  • “MY HEROES (THOUGHTS OF AN AUTISTIC CHILD)” BY VALENE GREER AND JENNIFER AND PETER STEVENSON
  • “YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE” – JOHNNY CASH WITH JUNE CARTER
  • “UNTIL ALL THE PIECES FIT” BY KAITY MAR
  • “GRAVITY” (ALEX & SIERRA COVER) - SARA BAREILLES
  • “YES I CAN” BY AMBER
  • “HERE COMES THE SUN” BY THE BEATLES
  • “MOONLIGHT SONATA” - BEETHOVEN
  • “FIREFLY” BY SOPHIE ROSE
  • “I WILL WAIT” BY MUMFORD & SONS
  • “JUST THE SAME” BY THE AUTISTIX
  • “BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY” BY THE VERVE
  • “311” – AMBER
  • “COUNT ON ME” BY BRUNO MARS
  • “HO HEY” BY THE LUMINEERS
  • “BLISS” BY MUSE
  • “SHACKLES (PRAISE YOU)” BY MARY MARY
  • “(SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY” BY OTIS REDDING
  • “THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND” (GOLDEN GIRLS THEME)- CYNTHIA FEE
  • “LOVE ME TENDER” BY ELVIS PRESLEY
  • “WIND BENEATH MY WINGS” BY BETTE MIDLER
  • “HALLELUJAH” BY PANIC! AT THE DISCO
  • “ROLLING IN THE DEEP” BY ADELE
  • “I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY” BY WHITNEY HOUSTON
  • “LARGER THAN LIFE” BY BACKSTREET BOYS
  • “LOSE YOURSELF” BY EMINEM
  • “HEY, SOUL SISTER” BY TRAIN
  • “THE MAN” BY ALOE BLACC
  • “CONFIDENT” BY DEMI LOVATO
  • “MAN IN THE MIRROR” BY MICHAEL JACKSON
  • “NEVER TOO MUCH” BY LUTHER VANDROSS
  • “CHANDELIER” BY SIA
  • “EVERYTHING SHE DOES IS MAGIC” BY POLICE
  • “FIREWORK” BY KATY PERRY
  • “HAPPY” BY PHARRELL

Happy Listening. Do let us know in the comments below your favorite song in the Playlist

 



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