Music Therapy

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What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to

  • promote wellness
  • improve communication
  • enhance memory
  • promote physical rehabilitation
  • alleviate pain
  • manage stress
  • much more.... 

How can MT be Beneficial?

Physical

Range of motion, gait training, coordination, balance, finger dexterity, functional grasp, posture...

Speech

Expressive and receptive communication, vocal control, pronunciation, verbal fluency, oral motor control, sound production.....

 

Cognition

Attention, memory recall, decision making, reasoning, problem solving....

Social

Collaboration, impulse control, joint attention.......

Other

Stress/anxiety management, sensory integration, mood and affect modulation, pain management/reduction.....

 


Who does Music Therapy Benefit?

Music therapy can be beneficial to all persons from infancy to end of life.

Specifically persons with:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Alzheimer's and dementia
  • neurologic disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • mental health disorders
  • expectant mothers
  • and a variety of other medical and developmental disorders..

WHo is qualified to practice music therapy?

A music therapist is one who has

  1. completed a degree in Music Therapy from an accredited university
  2. completed a six month internship at an approved internship site
  3. passed the national board certification exam through CBMT
  4. maintains their certification (MT-BC) with continuing education every 5 years