What is music therapy?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. (American Music Therapy Association definition, 2005.)
Who can benefit from music therapy?
Music is a universal human experience and touches us in ways that we are just now learning to measure. Music therapy uses this powerful, reinforcing medium to assist people of all ages and all abilities work on non-music goals such as stress reduction, pain management and skill acquisition. Thus, music therapy is an appropriate intervention for people of all ages with cognitive and developmental disabilities, neurological differences, acquired disabilities, mental health issues and age related disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to, people with:
• Acute and chronic pain
• Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Alzheimer’s and age related dementia
• Developmental and learning disorders
• Down syndrome
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Substance abuse issues
• Traumatic brain injuries
• And more
For more information on our music therapy services and available times, please call us at 775.324.5521 or email email@example.com.
For more information about the use of music therapy please visit the American Music Therapy Association website.
And click here to watch an inspiring interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as she discusses her rehabilitation using music therapy.