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Music Therapy: What is it? and How does it help my child?




Music Therapy is gaining momentum in the world of pediatric and adult therapies. Although this is not a new style of therapy, people are beginning to catch wind of the benefits and impact that Music Therapy has. Music has actually been used in a therapeutic, healing manner since the 1700's and the first recorded music therapy intervention dates back to the 1800's!


So, what exactly is Music Therapy? The American Music Therapy Association states that '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 has numerous benefits for all ages of all abilities.

Music Therapy benefits include:

- Improving memory

- Improving attention and focus

- Improving communication

- Improving coordination

- Expressing feelings

- Improve fine and gross motor skills

- Provides a multi-sensory experience

- Improves hand-eye coordination




Music Therapy can be designed to be an individual session within a Music Therapy Session. Music Therapy can also be designed to be delivered into a group and class format. Music Therapy integrates the skills and the goals that each individual is working toward for support, functional improvement and application, and continued growth.


Interested in finding out more? Request more information about how to be a part of our Music Therapy program at West Valley Speech Therapy!


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