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What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is the applied use of music to measurably improve people’s lives.  The skillful use of music can promote social interaction, communication, positive emotions, self-awareness and improve cognitive skills.  Think about your personal experiences with music.  How has it moved you in the past? How has it enhanced your enjoyment of life? 

 

With the aid of technologies such as MRI machines scientists can actually see and measure the effects of music to stimulate areas of the brain.  Music therapy is currently used in all the top hospitals to improve outcomes in both young and old alike. Hospitals such as Children’s Mercy, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, UCLA medical center and Cleveland Clinic to name just a few.

 

 

 

Music therapy has been shown to help

  • Enhance Memory

  • Improve Communication

  • Decrease stress and anxiety

  • Give your child ways to express feelings

  • Improve mood

  • Promotes self awareness

 

 

 

 

 

Our Music therapist is a board certified professional who functions as part of the treatment team.  She utilizes a variety of musical approaches using evidence based practices to help children advance toward their goals.  Together with family we can create a tailored plan to meet each individual client’s needs.  Children love music!  With skilled musical involvement your child's abilities can be strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.  For more information about music therapy you can visit http://www.musictherapy.org/about/