One of the concerns with music therapy often expressed by related professionals (such as the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, or ASHA), is that music therapy is so broad in scope. Honestly, I have to agree. I’ve never been able to comfortably argue the point that music therapy is confusing because it is so broad. And if I am..
If you’ve ever wondered whether there is more to music therapy than nice songs, kumbaya, and fluffy “entertainment”, then have we got news for you! Music therapy is masked and misunderstood because our culture’s conception that the primary purpose of music is for entertainment. Us Westerners have come to limit the real power of music by..
Music therapy doesn’t always help kids talk. It won’t always remove problem behaviors. And it isn’t a foolproof way to help your child improve in school. I’m a Music Therapist, so why would I say this? Because I’m being completely honest. What Music Therapy Will NOT Do Music Therapy doesn’t cure cancer. It doesn’t take away mental..
What is music therapy and how does it work? Good question. Here’s a simple answer. This is a somewhat difficult question to answer because music therapy can look very different based on who you’re helping. But for our purposes here, I will answer it based on our work here at Harmony Music Therapy, which focuses..
Music Therapy plays a significant role in the development of children with special needs. Here’s how it helped “ignite” the brain of a little boy with Down syndrome. During a trial session a mother of a young boy with Down’s syndrome was skeptical about pursuing music therapy services. Having a background in special education, she..
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..
Can music therapy help Autism? The answer is a resounding YES! When somebody asks me how music therapy helps someone with Autism I like to break it down to highlight the most common needs for someone who has Autism, which are: Sensory processing Social Skills Communication So how does music therapy help with these areas?..
Being a Music Therapist means addressing some common misconceptions on a regular basis. Here are the top 3 I have heard in my 10 years in music therapy. #1 I listen to music on my own to feel better, so that’s basically music therapy, right? While we tend to use the term “therapy” when we..
If you’ve ever wondered what music therapy is and if it would really help your child, you’re not alone. We’ve outlined a few of the reasons why parents hire a Music Therapist to give you a better idea of why it is so appealing. #1 My kid responds so well to music! One of the #1..
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..