DEFINITION OF 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.
WHO BENEFITS FROM MUSIC THERAPY?
Children with developmental and learning disabilities, adolescents or adults with substance abuse issues or behavioral/mental health needs, adults receiving geriatric or memory care from a skilled nursing facility, families with infants/young children, hospice patients, premature infants, patients in the hospital setting, and intergenerational/wellness groups.
RESEARCH SUPPORTS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MUSIC THERAPY:
- AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)
- CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
- CRISIS AND TRAUMA
- EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION
- MEDICAL SETTINGS
- MENTAL HEALTH
- MUSIC THERAPY AND MILITARY POPULATIONS
- MUSIC EDUCATION
- PAIN MANAGEMENT
- SPECIAL EDUCATION