Melodic based communication therapy (also known as MBCT) is an intervention designed to make use of the musical strengths of the child with autism in order to increase verbal output.
MBCT differs from other music therapies in that it utilizes a standard melody for each target word. Standardisation of the melody is made possible by use of a pre-recorded melody. Each melody is specific to its target word and differs significantly from the other melodies.
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