WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM MUSIC THERAPY?

"Just about anyone"

DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

Autism, Downs, ADHD, etc.

Music therapy interventions focus on enhancing social, communicative, motor/sensory, emotional, and academic/cognitive functioning, or music skills in individuals with developmental disorders. Music therapy services are based on each client’s individual abilities, noting preferences, needs, the family’s values, beliefs, and priorities. Music therapists work in partnership with clients, families, and teams.

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MENTAL HEALTH

A Happier, Healthier You

Music therapy is an efficacious and valid treatment for persons who have psychosocial, affective, cognitive and communicative needs. Research results and clinical experiences attest to the viability of music therapy even in those who are resistive to other treatment approaches. Music therapy for clients with mental health concerns uses musical interaction as a means of communication and expression. (AMTA)

ADDICTION

You Are Not Alone

Studies have shown that music therapy can be beneficial in exposing people suffering from substance use disorder to non-drug induced emotions, helping them to realize this possibility in their lives.

Music therapy has also been successful in helping individuals find coping skills with which to manage their anxiety, anger, and fear. It can also, when combined with other counseling and therapy techniques, assist with identifying the reasons they turned to substance abuse.

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NEURO (A) TYPICAL

Something for Everyone

Music Therapy promotes wellness across the lifespan and for all abilities.  Everyone can find benefit from Music Therapy as it provides a structured musical foundation at any level of development. It is not limited to children with special needs. Typically developing children can also benefit from music therapy. It is not only an educational opportunity, but it is also an enjoyable activity that promotes neuro-plasticity in developing people.

 

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