Individual Music Therapy Sessions
Music Therapy is the clinical use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. Music Therapy helps clients improve their non-musical skills (communication, motor, cognitive, social, emotional). After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the music therapist provides the indicated treatment. Treatment may include creating, singing, moving with, and listening to music. Clients’ abilities are strengthened through the musical experiences and transferred to other areas of their lives.
Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is an advanced form of music therapy that uses research-based techniques to treat the brain and nervous system. NMT is the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory and motor dysfunction for rehabilitation, development or adaptation. These standardized clinical techniques are used for sensorimotor, speech and language and cognition training.
Neurologic conditions that may benefit from these techniques, include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Developmental delay
- Learning disability
- Down syndrome and other genetic abnormalities
- Anxiety disorder
- Apraxia, aphasia and other speech delays
- Physical disability
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease and other aging related conditions
- Cerebral palsy
“Beth has been my son’s music therapist for five years. She has been by his side and mine through the struggles and the triumphs, the tears and all the laughter. She understands him, nurtures his talent and most of all – believes in his potential. And together they make the most beautiful music.” -Laura Weintraub