As a music therapist, I am trained in how to use musical improvisation in the moment to meet my client’s needs. And really, that’s one of the main things that sets a music therapist apart from a performer or educator–our training helps us be aware of needs and adjust our “plans” accordingly. I remember learning..
Music therapy can help special needs children learn to identify, express, and control their emotions. I was recently presenting at a conference and had a parent ask whether I can use music to help with emotional regulation for special needs children. I figured I could share my response here as well for any other parents..