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Music Therapy

Music therapists provide treatment for a variety of conditions ranging from stress to severe handicaps. Services are offered to individuals of all ages and abilities.

Children with delays or difficulties with speech or motor skills may benefit from music therapy.

Special needs that often are effectively treated with music therapy techniques include:

  • Those typically arising from medical illnesses
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Physical impairments
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Autism
  • Sensory impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  •  Aging

Services are offered in individual or group settings, as appropriate for the client’s needs and abilities.

Musical talent or training are not prerequisites for acceptance into the music therapy program. Experiences are geared to the specific functioning levels, interests, and clinical needs of the persons enrolled in the therapy. Treatment is provided by professional therapists who have training, experience, and certification in the field of music therapy.

 

Documents supporting Music Therapy:

Music Therapy and Special Education

Music Therapy and Autism 1

Music Therapy and Autism 2

Music Therapy and Young Children

 

 

 

 

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