Music can play a role in the treatment of children and teens with ADHD since it provides patients a self-regulatory system, which enables them to manage the internal time according to variations in the external time and to synchronize behavior with external stimuli. Thanks to these mechanisms the individuals get control over their impulsive tendencies and can plan their behavior according to the goals they set. This chapter presents a review of the relevant literature about the effects of musical interventions in ADHD. Some studies aimed at improving self-control in people with ADHD employing music intervention programs (consisting of either individual or small-group sessions), as well as some activities included in such programs, are also described.
- Music therapy
- Impulse control
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Antonietti, A., Colombo, B., DeRocher, B.R. (2018). Enhancing Self-Regulatory Skills in ADHD Through Music. In: Music Interventions for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Palgrave Pivot, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97151-3_2
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