Music Therapy and Autism Ranking: Limited positive evidence

Cost and Time


In the UK, music therapy provided via the NHS is free of charge at point of delivery to individuals and their families.

For music therapists working privately in the UK, charges vary between £45-£65 per session, although there may additional fees for the initial assessment and report writing etc.


Like many other interventions, the length and frequency of music therapy will depend to a large extent on the needs of the individual client.

Music therapy sessions vary in length but usually last about 30 to 50 minutes. Sessions are held on a regular basis, often weekly. For children on the autism spectrum more frequent, shorter sessions may be easier for the child to access. Sessions can be provided in individual or group settings.

19 Dec 2017
Last Review
01 Sep 2016
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01 Sep 2019