WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?
Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals of all ages. It improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses.
Music Therapy interventions can be designed to:
Promote Physical Rehabilitation
TYPE OF SESSIONS
Group and Individual Sessions are available to schools, preschools, nursing homes, health care institutions and other community-based agencies. The music therapist provides services tailored to the specific needs of the agency and include regular progress evaluations.
Individual Sessions are available to individuals with varying disabilities. Sessions are designed according to each person's special needs. A music therapist works with each individual to address specific goals and objectives that are determined by the therapist in close collaboration with parents and caregivers. Individual sessions include regular progress evaluations.
Small Group Sessions are available for 2 to 3 individuals in a small group setting and focus primarily on social goals like sharing, taking turns, cooperating with others, appropriate communication and more, all in the context of group music making. A music therapist works with each individual to address their specific social needs within the group setting. An assessment is required prior to placement in a group.