What is Music Therapy?
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 (AMTA , 2005)
Group music therapy sessions are common, and the research suggests that group-based early childhood music therapy can promote the development of meaningful communication skills, motor skills and academic/pre-academic skills, and inclusion (Gooding, 2013; Humpal, 2015; Humpal & Tweedle, 2006; Standley & Hughes, 1997). - Gooding, L. F. (2016). Music therapy: An overview of the therapeutic process.
See June 7th group social sidebar announcement
Music Therapy Groups for Teens/Young Adults meets June 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm
at Intercession Episcopal Church 3101 E 100th Ave, Thornton, CO 80229
Kids , Music 'n' Autism Dorita S. Berger
Bringing out the Music in Your Child
This practical guide tells you everything you need to know about helping children with autism to pursue their love of music, from enjoying listening to concerts to performing in them. Available in book or digital format at the usual sites.
How Music Therapy Affects the Brain in Autism - Psychology Today 2019
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Music Therapy is an effective method in improving social skills of children wth autism
CONCLUSIONS: The study showed that MT (Music Therapy) is an effective method with deep and consistent effects on improving social skills of children with autism. Access PubMed or ask at your library.
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Formerly a Colorado music therapist colleague, Ryan Judd, MT-BC created this informative piece.