Those that participate in drumming activities can lead to significant social and emotional improvements.
There is a positive effect of drumming experiences on social behaviors, grief, self-expression, self-esteem, group cohesion, depression, behavioral issues, bi-manual coordination, and learning for children and adults both with and without disabilities.
How can it help people with special needs?
There are many reasons why drumming can be useful as a therapeutic tool. Drums and percussion instruments are progressively accessible, physical, sensory, portable, socially interactive, expressive, cultural, and offer a unique aesthetic experience. Someone who has never played a musical instrument in his/her life can pick up a Drum and participate in a drumming experience.
For those with special needs, drumming can be a powerful tool to help them address: