Learn More About Edge Water Music Therapy
What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions, by a board certified professional, to meet non-music goals. Music therapy is for any age, children, youth, adults and seniors, and offers an engaging and creative way to meet behavioral, social/emotional, cognitive, physical, and other rehabilitative goals. Music therapists provide personalized treatment plans to assess strengths and needs, determine goals, determine evidence-based treatment interventions and assess progress.
Who Might Benefit from Music Therapy Services?
Music therapy can provide an engaging avenue for expression and treatment for a wide variety of diagnoses and needs. Below is a list that includes, but is not limited to, common goal areas and diagnoses addressed by music therapy.
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- Developmental Disabilities
- Youth and Adolescents
- Mental Health
- Early Childhood Development
- Physical Disabilities
Common Goal Areas
- Behavioral skills
- Social-emotional skills
- Executive functioning
- Emotional regulation
- Communication skills
- Relaxation and stress management
What are the benefits of In-Home Music Therapy Services?
At Edge Water Music Therapy we've found that there are a number of benefits to providing services in the home or other facilities of convenience:
- Comfortable and Safe Environment
- Better Collaboration with Guardians
What Does a Music Therapy Session Look Like?
In music therapy, clients will take part in preferred music experiences in order to better motivate and activate engagement in therapy. A few examples of these experiences might include:
- Music and Relaxation
- Instrument play
- Lyric Analysis
- Music Listening
- Music and Movement
Neurologic Music Therapy
Neurologic Music Therapy is the use of evidence based and standardized clinical techniques for sensorimotor, speech and language, and cognitive training. These treatment techniques are based on current scientific knowledge in music perception and production, and their effects on non-musical brain and behavioral functioning.
Who might benefit:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Parkinson's Disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury