Music therapists are trained clinicians who use music as a vehicle to address nonmusical goals. Sessions include songwriting, playing musical instruments, singing, analyzing song lyrics, live music-based relaxation, and more!
One of the most common misconceptions about participation in music therapy is that you must be a musician in order to benefit from treatment; however, all musical experiences are tailored to the client's skill level, musical preferences, and areas of need.
"(Music therapy) can make the difference between withdrawal and awareness, between isolation and interaction, between chronic pain and comfort -- between demoralization and dignity." Barbara Crowe
"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
Speech production, social skills, academic skills, comprehension, sensory experiences, on task behavior, motor skills, verbal or nonverbal communication, cognition, self or environmental awareness.
Gait training, speech and language skills, executive functioning, perceptual-motor functioning, divided or sustained attention, independence, fine and gross motor skills, memory.
Quality of life, pain management, symptom management, music-based legacy projects, coping skills, bereavement, supportive presence, caregiver support, bonding with loved ones.
Coping skills, relaxation, symptom management, quality of life, self expression, sleep quality, stress management, emotional release and support.
Mood regulation, appropriate behaviors, self image, sense of self, relaxation, coping skills, creativity, motivation, social functioning, emotional expression, independence.
Memory, meaningful social interaction, motor skills, recreation, autonomy, alertness, mood elevation, validation techniques, activities of daily living (ADLs), cognition.
Child development groups are co-facilitated by a music therapist and an occupational therapist. Together, our therapists provide a unique interdisciplinary experience for children between the ages of 4-12. Our one hour group sessions are held on the second Saturday of every month at 11:00 AM, following the community drum circle.
To sign up your child for this group session, follow the link above. A music therapist will contact you as soon as possible to complete the sign up process via email or phone call.