Have you ever heard the term “music therapy” and wondered what it meant? Well, you’re not alone. The concept of music therapy can be tricky to grasp when you compare it to other mainstream therapies. Speech therapists help with all things speech. Physical therapists help with all things physical. Occupational therapy helps with all things occupational, or..
If you’ve ever wondered whether it would be worth the effort to get your child involved in music therapy, wonder no more! This quiz is designed to assess the potential benefits of music therapy for your child based on the following: The needs of your unique child How much your child is drawn to music..
Music Therapy empowers people. It gives hope. It teaches skills that people didn’t know they had or weren’t able to develop any other way. It brings healing and peace. I’ve been reflecting on a lot of things lately. One of those things is how I ended up doing work that I love, and why I am..
We are doing all we can to advocate for and educate about music therapy here in Utah. Most recently we participated in a local radio segment on KRCL 90.9 FM! I recently had the privilege of participating in a radio broadcast about music therapy on a local Salt Lake City station–90.9 KRCL. It was a..
Music in Early Childhood is a pretty big deal. From increased bonding to improved communication to building pre-literacy skills, it has an impact on all areas of life. Here are 6 ways parents can use music during this wonderful time of life! #1 Sing Singing is probably the most natural way to interact musically with..
Music Therapy is not only an innovative and high quality service, but is also cost effective. In this day and age, the first item a business considers with a new program is the $ amount. Will it fit into the budget? Where will the funds come from to pay for this program? For many companies, including those..
I get a lot of emails from prospective music therapy majors, students researching music therapy, and from people who just want to find out more about the profession. So many that I’ve decided to compile the most common questions into one post. Please feel free to respond/comment with any additional questions you may have and..
Music Therapy can make all the difference in Autism treatment. One of the simplest ways to support a child before, during, and after transitions is with a song. A music therapist can help you learn how to do it! Transitions can be especially difficult for many children with special needs. I’ve worked with many children..
Nursery rhymes are a powerful tool in promoting early childhood development. Naturally, they fit into music therapy interventions to make learning fun and effective. I have to admit that before I had my own kids I didn’t fully realize the benefit of nursery rhymes in early childhood. I used to think they were too short..
Music Therapy can be an effective way to help special needs children develop play skills. It takes musical instruments, helpful techniques, and a little patience. In my days I have worked with many special needs children who just LOVE to throw things. Give them a toy and they throw it for the sheer thrill of..