Music Therapy in Miami
Treatment to help your child with language, motor skills, social skills, and emotional development
What Does A Music Therapist Do?
The Differences Between Music Therapies
How Does Always Keep Progressing Help My Child?
Music Therapy in Miami
Music is like food for our brains. Did you know? Science has shown that music can be physically and biologically powerful, and musical behaviors of all kinds (playing and/or listening) can have lasting effects on our brain function.
Music strengthens emotional communication, stimulates language development, enhances gross and fine motor skills, teaches social skills, increases brain plasticity. Studies have shown that music-based therapies are extremely effective in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disorders, as well as typically developing children!
At Always Keep Progressing, we offer a variety of music therapy programs for children and young adults in Miami. Our Board Certified (MT-BC) music therapists are highly trained and experienced, and are ready to help you learn more about Music Therapy in Miami.
What Is The Difference Between Music Therapy and Music-Infused Speech/Occupational Therapy?
Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of musical interventions to work toward accomplishing therapeutic goals for children and people of all ages. It is an established health profession, in which music and instruments are used to address the emotional, cognitive, social, and physical needs of individuals.
Therapy must be completed by a credentialed professional, who is extensively trained and has completed an approved music therapy program. The board-certified music therapist develops a music therapy treatment plan specific to the individualized needs of each client.
Music therapy can be done privately or in groups. Music therapy interventions can include receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, imagery, singing, music performance, improvisation, learning through music, music with other forms of art, relaxation, patient education, movement, etc.
The clinical practice of music therapy may treat clients in the areas of developmental, rehabilitative, habilitative, medical, mental health, wellness care, or educational areas.
Music-infused speech or occupational therapy is a therapy that targets the speech or occupational therapy goals in your child’s program book, while also incorporating musical instruments and music-infused approaches into the sessions. If parents express an interest in this, our therapists design creative activities to incorporate music in sessions to improve attention, increase motivation, and enhance their progress in speech therapy and occupational therapy.
Music Therapy Articles
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