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.

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings."

 

American Music Therapy Association

 
Process

1. Assessment

2. Rapport

3. Goals

4. Treatment

5. discharge

 
Goals

1. Physical

gross motor skills, fine motor skills, coordination, Crossing mid-line, balance, sensory stimulation

2. Cognitive

Communication, language, attention-span, academics, memory, Enunciation, comprehension

3. Emotional

Identification, expression, communication, awareness, coping, self-esteem, confidence 

4. Social

Interaction, Communication, Listening, eye-contact, independence, taking turns, following rules

 

 
Music Interventions

1. Singing

2. Dancing

3. Listening

4. learning

5. reading

6. Creating

7. Playing 

Illustrated Musical Instruments

Contact Me

For any questions you have you can reach me here:

Shalyn P. Smith, MT-BC

Location:

Gilbert, Arizona 85234

Phone number:

480 518 4381

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