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..
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..
Oh, the power of music therapy! As the sun begins to rise over the mountains, a small child peeks through the blinds, anxiously awaiting her arrival. Where will they go on their adventures today? To the ocean, to the jungle, or to the rings of Saturn’s rays? The doorbell rings. He races to meet her…
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..
When the head and the heart work together in music therapy, amazing things can happen! I recently attended the Grief and Loss Training provided by the Center for Music Therapy in End of Life Care. Dr. Russell Hilliard was the instructor, and he flooded us with valuable information and beautiful learning moments unlike anything I’ve..
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..
Every parent knows that children respond to music. What they may not know is that music therapy can play a significant role in early intervention to help a child reach his or her potential. Children respond to music, plain and simple. Whether you have a child who is typically developing or has special needs, music plays..