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Learning to write and read music is THERAPEUTIC!

Music is a good Therapy for Dyslexia

Since School Year 2021/22 several Music teachers have incorporated ODLA into their curriculum to make sure that each student could rediscover, thanks to the addition of the Digital feature, a passion for Music that is increasingly diminished as it is too often considered a “secondary subject”.

In fact, there is unfortunately a very widespread notion that the world needs only Architects, Scientists, Doctors and so on… not Musicians!

And so… the other subjects are considered more useful and not related to pure “entertainment”.

Thanks to the many testimonies that have come to us and the pathways that we ourselves of the ODLA team have followed together with pupils with Special Educational Needs, it has emerged that Music is related to Medicine more than we can imagine.

Here is a concrete fact about people with Dyslexia:

After 6 months of continuous work with several dyslexic pupils, using ODLA to learn how to write music in order to know how to interpret the symbols and be able to read it, we have with surprise verified that the same pupils have significantly improved their ability to read an english text.

How is this possible?

Through scientific research, Neurology has discovered that regular study of music for a continuous period has incredibly positive effects on our brains. 

Neuronal Plasticity is the ability of neurons to regenerate, to change shape. Here, learning to write and read Music changes the brain and promotes such Neuronal Plasticity.

For people with Specific Learning Disorders such as Dyslexia, this is something extremely important because, in Dyslexia, certain regions of the brain function in a particular way. Learning to read and write music, on a neurological level, you go and develop an area of the brain that goes and collaborates with the language area, enhancing the neural network.

Learning musical language, being able to write and read Music and doing so on an ongoing basis, becomes a real Therapy for dyslexics.

Cultivating this skill goes to activate an area of the brain connected with that of language and grapheme interpretation.

As a specific tool for musical notation, the ODLA keyboard thus goes to help pupils with SLDs, such as dyslexics, to be introduced to the world of reading-writing music and, with the further support of other therapeutic activities and through the help of specialists, they can quickly make enormous progress on overcoming their disorders.

True, Music is also Entertainment, but one can no longer deny, thanks in part to the advances made by scientific research on the subject, its extraordinary Therapeutic value.