Why Music Therapy Works

Music Therapy is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Related Service

Parents in the greater Columbia area may not be aware that music therapy is a provided service for students via their local school system’s special education department.

This is wonderful news to many parents; however, adding additional services to your child’s IEP requires some footwork.

Below you will find a step-by-step process for adding music therapy to […]

By |January 9th, 2016|Uncategorized, Why Music Therapy Works|0 Comments

Adaptive Lessons (Part 2)

In my last blog, Adaptive Lessons (Part 1), I shared that the benefits of music lessons include improving fine motor skills, social skills, cognition, and auditory discrimination. My professional practice has given me the opportunity to create a variety of interventions used in these lessons. One example is facilitating exercises on the piano with a […]

By |January 6th, 2016|Why Music Therapy Works|0 Comments

What is an Adaptive Lesson?!? (Part 1)

Here at Key Changes speech and music therapy are not the only services we offer. Our music therapists are also very talented musicians that specialize in teaching adaptive lessons for individuals both with and without special needs. For more information check out this blog post outlining the difference between music education and music therapy.

So what […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Blog, Why Music Therapy Works|0 Comments

Fun Facts about Music and Your Brain

Our brains are one of nature’s most incredible and complex pieces of machinery. Even to this day scientists, researchers, and doctors are still trying to unlock it’s secrets and mysteries.

As a therapist, I love to see how the brain responds to different music based interventions and therapeutic strategies I use to work on goals and […]

By |September 14th, 2015|Blog, Why Music Therapy Works|1 Comment

Express Yourself!

In music therapy, professionals focus on a variety of domains including fine and gross motor skills, emotional recognition and regulation, cognitive skills, behavioral skills and social skills. One of my favorite areas to address using music is the communication domain. In my experience, a person’s inability to communicate affects how they cope with frustration, challenging […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Blog, Why Music Therapy Works|0 Comments

Why Music Therapy Works: Medicine

Welcome to the sixth and final post in the Why Music Therapy Works series! If you like this post, be sure to check out the other posts in the series!
Spending time in a hospital is something that none of us look forward to, yet it is a fact of life for many. Being displaced from […]

By |May 3rd, 2011|Blog, Why Music Therapy Works|1 Comment

Why Music Therapy Works: End of Life

Welcome to the fifth post in the Why Music Therapy Works series! If you like this post, be sure to check out the other posts in the series!

Much like aging is a part of life, death is too. At some point for each of us, the time for goodbye will come. For those with terminal […]

By |April 29th, 2011|Blog, Why Music Therapy Works|5 Comments

Why Music Therapy Works: Older Adults and Dementia

Welcome to the fourth post in the Why Music Therapy Works series! If you like this post, be sure to check out the other posts in the series!

Aging is a part of life. We live, we get older, and frequently need continued supports as we do so. This post addresses two aspects of aging: Supports […]

By |April 26th, 2011|Blog, Why Music Therapy Works|3 Comments

Why Music Therapy Works: Mental Health

Welcome to the third post in the Why Music Therapy Works series! If you like this post, be sure to check out the other posts in the series!

Everyone is susceptible to mental health issues.  The National Institute of Mental Health estimated that over 4% of the adult population in the US suffers from a Serious […]

By |April 22nd, 2011|Blog, Why Music Therapy Works|7 Comments

Why Music Therapy Works: Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Welcome to the second post in the Why Music Therapy Works series! If you like this post, be sure to check out the other posts in the series!

There is no doubt that the prevalence of Autism, or Autism Diagnoses, is on the rise. With an average of 1 in 110 children being diagnosed, you can […]

By |April 19th, 2011|Why Music Therapy Works|3 Comments