Music Therapy

An established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Qualified music therapists provide treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people’s motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings. (Courtesy of the American Music Therapy Association)

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