While looking online today, I found a short article relating back to the use of Musical Therapy for Autistic students. This site is just a one page summary of how music can affect the mind of young to older persons.
The main focus is how it can help children who have autism. It will help them to find better outlets, such as using fine and gross motor movement in order to sing or dance along with a melody that they enjoy. It helps to socialize them with verbal words and sing alongs. Playing a song that they can easilly get motivation from to get physical can also help students to relieve stress along with helping them to learn or focus on an activity.
Music can help to stimulate their senses, and children who have autism may find it easier to sing or dance or even listen to a song rather than try and listen to a lecture.