You know it intuitively: add music to relax, celebrate, share a moment, reminisce, delight your spirit. It’s a universal pleasure – and something more. The use of music for therapy and stress-reduction is on the rise.
Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, for instance, found music therapy reduced the average length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit for premature infants by three days. Also, an article in the British Journal of Surgery discussed the benefits of “music with/as medicine” during surgery for both surgeons and patients. Continue reading →
During the years I attended psychotherapy, my therapist always had classical music playing in the waiting room. I never figured out if that was supposed to be part of my therapy or if it was playing simply to keep me entertained while I waited for my session to begin. But I do know this, that music always stirred my emotions, either positively or negatively. Think back to the last time you listened to some music. What emotion or emotions did you experience? Continue reading →
Research has shown that music can enhance memory, not only in children but for humans of all ages. Music and movement can also be used to teach children to remain healthy and active. This makes early childhood music classes important for childhood fitness, memory and a variety of other learning developments. Continue reading →
Autism music therapy has been the topic of great recent interest due to its surprising yet positive effects on autistic children. For autistic toddlers and young children between the ages of 3 to 6, music therapy seems to help connect the dots in terms of emotional and physical behavior and learning. Continue reading →
A professional who specializes in autism can suggest different treatment for autistic’s that can have a significant positive effect on their behavior. One such treatment is Music therapy. Continue reading →
Before beginning with the benefits of music therapy and autism, it is important to understand the conceptualization underlying this therapy. It can be defined as an evidence-based and clinical treatment that uses music interventions to accomplish individualized objectives. An accredited individual who has understood the approved music therapy program develops this holistic relationship. Continue reading →