Sunday, May 11, 2008

Why would someone need music therapy?

On the May 10, 2008 show, we discussed who might benefit from music therapy, among other things. Listen to the show by clicking here.

Music therapy may be beneficial for people who:
  • are low-functioning and do not respond to other interventions/activities
  • do not attend or participate in other interventions/activities
  • have changed physical, cognitive, or social functioning
  • have cognitive deficits and are not able to socialize appropriately
  • have physical deficits and are not making progress in physical/occupational therapy
  • have a speech/language disorder and is not making progress in speech therapy
  • are depressed/anxious and is not able to participate in psychological services
  • do not comply with therapy
  • have behavior problems
  • have high blood pressure that is difficult to manage with meds alone
  • have difficulty sleeping at night
  • are on hospice care
  • are not making progress in school
For more details about this topic, listen to the archives or call in to next week's show. You may also leave a comment here.


Anonymous said...

Great blog! Fellow blogger here and a music therapy grad student to boot! I write a blog focused on autism and Asperger's Syndrome. I'll make sure to include you in my list of links pertaining to Music Therapy. Always working to spread the word. :) I go to TWU btw.

Janice Harris, MT-BC said...

We should meet sometime, then. I got my graduate degree from TWU. I'll add your blog this weekend to my list.