Music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the board certified music therapist will provide the parent or guardian with a treatment plan which will include, but is not limited to, creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music.
Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves verbally.
Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a multitude of areas such as overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings, to name a few.
More information on the benefits of music therapy can be found at amta.org
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