“What does music therapy Sound like?”

Click below to hear for yourself:

 

Movement & Music/Songwriting with Bonnie

Notice in this clip:

Goal: Use movement interventions to work on 3-step directions

Notice that the client is dancing to a preferred song and listening for instructions from Bonnie (The Music Therapist).

Goal: Use songwriting to develop expressive communication

The client gives independent responses to a fill-in-the-blank song, and recalls his answers when Bonnie allows space in the music.

Instrumental Playing with Zach

Notice in this clip:

The client has to perform a variety of physical, cognitive, and verbal actions, such as:

  1. Imitation of gross and fine motor movement

  2. Interpret musical cues to play instrument(s) in a designated fashion

  3. Sequence playing instruments in a specified manner and order, as it relates to the music

  4. Impulse control & following directions

  5. Tolerance of loud sounds, and adjustments to music making by volume


 

What does music therapy look like?

 
 
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Snapshot Of A Session:

Drumming can help develop sequencing skills and gross motor imitation!

This group is working on social competence and language skills

Here they are working on drumming the right number of syllables with the music therapist.

SEE HOW DIVERSE MUSIC THERAPY CAN BE IN OUR RESEARCH TAB.


Snapshot Of A Session:

Working on past tense verbs & utilizing full and complete sentences through songwriting.

An engaging way to bring academic skills into music therapy!

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Snapshot Of A Session:

Working on building core strength and bilateral coordination.

By balancing and reaching across the midline, this intervention helps to build proprioceptive skills with rhythm!

WHAT RESEARCH SUPPORTS THESE INTERVENTIONS?


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Informed by research

backed by evidence


“How do we know music & Dance therapies Are effective?”

The efficacy of what we do is carefully researched, empirical, and evidence-based. Check our brief list on how music therapy is used with many different populations and needs:

Research By Population:



Research By AREA OF NEED: