Music Therapy uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, social needs of children with autism. Music therapy meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses. The sensory stimulation and playful nature of music can help to develop a child’s ability to express emotions, communicate and develop rhythmic movement. There is also evidence to show that speech and language skills can be improved through the stimulation of both hemispheres of the brain. Children with autism also experience improved self-esteem.