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What is Music Therapy?

 

Music therapy is the use of music interventions to accomplish individualized, non-musical goals. Music therapists are individuals who have received a Bachelor's degree or higher in music therapy and have passed their board-certification exam and been approved for licensure. Music therapists assess the strengths and needs of each client based on an evaluation that is taken at the beginning of treatment. In music therapy sessions, our clients work hard on their goals in a supportive environment where they are motivated by instrument play, vocalization and musical games and activities.

 



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Music therapy sessions address the following developmental domains:

  • Fine and gross motor

  • Communication Skills

  • Adaptive Skills

  • Social and Emotional Development Skills

  • Cognitive skills


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Diagnoses that are often treated with music therapy may include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Premature infants and infants in NICU

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)


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