The use of music during a procedure can reduce the tactile neurons to help the patient experience less pain. Here’s a little bit about how and why it works. Sitting up in bed, her eyes were locked on mine as she mouthed the words, “West Virginia, Mountain Mama”. The music therapist stood bedside as the..
Goals in music therapy in Early Intervention generally focus on speech and language, social skills, motor development and coordination, and/or cognitive development (following directions, attention span and focus). The thing that confuses people at times about goals in music therapy is that they do not specify music in the goal. This is because music is..
We LOVE working with Early Intervention programs in Utah. The kids progress, the programs get awesome feedback from parents, and it is a cost effective way to serve children with IFSP’s. We have worked with several Early Intervention programs throughout the state of Utah, and continue to receive positive feedback from these programs on..
When starting new services with Early Intervention Programs one of the critical components is to make sure that the provider is qualified and credentialed. Here’s how it works with music therapy. In the State of Utah, Baby Watch sets forth the guidelines for credentialing and authorizing Early Intervention service providers. For many providers this process..
Many people wonder whether music therapists play instruments. Yes, we most definitely do. If you have never seen or heard much about music therapy, you may wonder what it involves, and if a Music Therapist simply pushes “play” on a CD player to help their client relax and calls it therapy. It is much, much more than..
If you are a interested in music therapy, you do not need to have any musical experience. Your therapist will help you along! Many people wonder when coming to music therapy if they need to know how to play an instrument. It’s a fair question, especially if they envision the therapist teaching them how to..
What can music therapy do for kids with Autism? With a focus on emotional regulation, social skills, language development, and cognitive development, we discover new strengths and help them do things they may not have done before. It’s pretty amazing. Here are just a few of the responses we see when we use music therapy..
Music attached sound to his feelings, and in doing so it pulled the intensity of emotion out from inside of him, giving him a moment of peace. He asked if he could play a song he wrote on the guitar. Relieved at the chance to make music, he pulled the strap over his shoulders and stood to play. Admitted..
So you’re interested in a music therapy program for your Residential Treatment Center. What will it cost? If you’re a Residential Treatment Center looking to include music therapy in your programming, there are a few things to consider that will influence the overall cost. Because each organization has unique needs, circumstances, and location, there is no static..
You’ve heard rumblings about it. You’ve researched what it is. And now you’re wondering if music therapy is really the right thing for YOUR child with special needs. So here’s a little self assessment to help you decide what to do next. Music Therapy IS a good fit if: You want to discover your child’s strengths (not..