Learn More About an Edge Water Music Therapy Session
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, childen, youth 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
- Mental Health
- Behavioral, Social & Communication Skills
- Early Childhood Development
- Developmental Disability
- Physical Rehabilitation
- Executive Functioning
- Special Education
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. Those who may benefit from neurologic music therapy services include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Parkinson's Disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Adaptive lessons are the administration of music based experiences and lessons with the intent of meeting music goals. Personalized adaptations are designed by Edge Water staff with the training and experience necessary for musical success with individuals or groups who may require special adaptations, or supports, in order to achieve their full music potentials.