It can be difficult to understand the differences between all of the options for “music health”. Here is a straightforward comparison of Music Therapy vs. Genote to help you make an informed decision based on your needs. Music is all around us. We all need it, we are all drawn to it, and most of..
I was asked to be a guest lecturer recently for Social Work graduate students at the University of Utah. I presented an overview on music therapy to give these students a broad picture of what music therapists do, who they work with, their scope of practice, and clinical applications. For anyone who is interested in..
If you believe your child would benefit from music therapy, you as a parent or teacher have the power to make it happen in their special education setting! Here’s how. Parents and teachers often run into difficulties when trying to get music therapy services on their student’s IEP because administrators are unfamiliar with music therapy…
Many children with communication delays have difficulty making their wants and needs known. Music is an effective and memorable way for children to learn how to make requests. In this video, Cassie demonstrates how implementing a pause or a break during a song can help encourage your child to communicate their wants and needs by..
By now, most people have at least heard of music therapy. But for many, the question still remains: what do music therapists do? I’ve been a Music Therapist for over 10 years now, and every time I tell someone I’m a Music Therapist, they inevitably ask the same question: “so what is music therapy?” I answer..
So you’re interested in a music therapy program for your organization. What will it cost? If you’re a business looking to contract with a music therapist, 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 rate. But we can..
If you are looking to set up a music therapy contract for your school, hospital, treatment center, practice, or company, here’s what to expect when setting up your program. The process to starting a successful music therapy program looks similar for almost all businesses. It will follow 6 easy steps, and once we’ve set it all up you’ll likely..
If you’re new to music therapy, you may be wondering “what is it? What does it look like? And who can it help?” And trust me, you’re not alone—most people have the exact same questions. Simply put, music therapy helps strengthen relationships, lengthen attention span, work through difficult emotions, and even improve communication, speech and..
Does your child struggle to get words out? Do they know what they want to say but can’t form the words? Perhaps this will help. Kids develop speech in a fairly predictable manner, with certain milestones being considered “typical” at certain ages. For example, most babies at 7-9 months may produce more varied sounds such..
For kids who have a hard time hearing and responding when you give them directions, adding a little music or rhythm can help increase the likelihood that they will hear and understand. It’s important to think of the process of kids “following directions” as involving at least two components. The child hears and understands the..