From the American Music Therapy Association's website (musictherapy.org):
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.
From the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy (https://nmtacademy.co )
Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is a research-based system of 20 standardized clinical techniques for sensorimotor training, speech and language training, and cognitive training. It’s treatment techniques are based on the scientific knowledge in music perception and production and the effects thereof on nonmusical brain and behavior functions. Populations served by Neurologic Music Therapists include, but are not limited to: stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, and communication (e.g., MS, Muscular Dystrophy, etc). NMT encompasses neurologic rehabilitation, neuropediatric, neuropsychiatric, neurogeriatric, and neurodevelopmental therapy. Therapeutic goals and interventions address rehabilitation, development, and maintenance of functional behaviors (Thaut,2015).
Assessments determine a potential client's eligibility for specific therapeutic interventions, based on their specific diagnoses and treatment needs. Assessments take many forms and vary in complexity and duration. Please contact the studio directly for more information and to schedule an assessment.
Music Therapy interventions designed to address the client's needs in Cognitive, Speech/Language, and/or Sensorimotor domains through a specifically chosen program of standardized, clinical techniques.
Group Music Therapy sessions are scheduled in-studio as client interest dictates.
In Group sessions, each client will continue to focus on his or her established goals, through predetermined treatment techniques. Groups are supplemental to Individual Music Therapy sessions.
Facility-based Music Therapy Groups are designed to meet the needs of clients that cannot travel to the studio for services. If you are interested in securing Neurologic Music Therapy services for your facility, please contact the studio to schedule a meeting.
Specially tailored music lessons and experiences for non-traditional students with special or exceptional needs, highlighting individual strengths, and rewarding best efforts. Carefully designed with each student's needs in mind. Assessment required for Music Therapy and Adaptive Music to establish baseline and goals. Books and materials not included in tuition. Recurring lesson once (or more) weekly.
Individual music lessons for non-traditional students with special or exceptional needs, carefully designed with the student's needs in mind.