Music Therapy Sessions

Music therapy sessions include a wide variety of interventions that are uniquely designed for each individual and group to meet a wide variety of goals.  

 

Interventions may include

Instrument playing

Drumming

Music and movement

Singing

Chanting

Songwriting

Improvisation

Music listening

Music and art

many more...

Music therapy sessions frequently include greetings, farewells, and sensory integration.

 
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Childhood/Youth 

Instrumentation is tailored to each age group.  Instruments may include small hand percussion, sticks, shakers, table bells, shape drums, etc...

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Adult/senior

In comparison, services that tailor to an adult population utilize different instrumentation including drums, guitars, piano, hand percussion, etc...

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Accompaniment

Many interventions include accompaniment instruments including guitar, piano, autoharp, omnichord, drums, and voice.

 

Music Therapy Process

  1. AssessmenT

  2. Treatment Planning

  3. Execution of Therapy Services

  4. Documentation/Evaluation

  5. Generalization

Sample Session Plan

GreetinG

  • "Hello" song or other greeting intervention

Sensory Integration

  • Drumming, body percussion, movement, etc...

Speech Goal

  • May include vocabulary, pronunciation, conversations, initiation, articulation, etc...

Physical motor Goal

  • May include range of motion, balance, gait, finger dexterity, finger isolation, pincer grasp, strength, etc...

Cognition Goal

  • May include problem solving, organization, memory recall, attention, task completion, etc...

Sensory Integration

  • Drumming, body percussion, movement, etc...

Farewell

  • "Goodbye" song or other farewell including relaxation

*Note that ALL session plans are different and tailored to each individual and group.  Some sessions may include one intervention including songwriting or lyric analysis.  Other sessions may include music and art that are the focus for that day.

Each intervention is designed to target a specific treatment goal.