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
Individual Music Therapy Services
Music therapy sessions are prescriptively designed to achieve non-musical treatment goals based on an individual’s strengths, interests, and areas of need. An assessment is required for all perspective clients requesting music therapy services to determine areas of need and establish attainable goals. Subsequent sessions focus on supporting goal areas through musical interventions. Whether it’s singing in the words to their favorite song, playing/translating emotions through drumming, learning social cues through musical story telling, enhancing hand-eye coordination through tracking notes, colors or numbers on a keyboard, boosting self-esteem through song writing or following directions through instrument play, music is the underlying motivator than can bring positive change and growth for each student that can be generalized and transferred into everyday life.
To schedule an assessment or learn more about music therapy for your child, teen or adult, contact at 937-477-8076 today!