What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. It is directed by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapy addresses the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of the individual within the safe, creative context of music.
Each client’s strengths, needs, and goals are determined using music therapy assessment tools and/or the client’s existing Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The music therapist then identifies ways in which each goal can be addressed through the structured use of music experiences. Through the collection of concrete and anecdotal data, each client’s progress is monitored and documented.
Where is Music Therapy Used?
Music therapists work in schools, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, group homes, nursing homes, mental health clinics, private practice, and many other settings.
Who Can Benefit from Music Therapy?
Individuals with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, learning differences, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, neurological disorders, mental health diagnoses, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and others can all benefit from individualized music therapy programs. Clients meet with the music therapist individually or in small groups, depending on what is best to meet their unique needs.
To learn more, call 203.661.1609 to schedule an appointment with Kate Haberman, our Music Therapist.
Specialized Learning Services
Direct Student Services (Pre-K – 12)
- Academic Services – Specialized Instruction
- Speech and Language Services
- Behavior Services
- Social Skills Training
- Executive Function Coaching
- Music Therapy
- Neuropsychological Evaluation
- Specialized Academic Evaluation
- Speech and Language Evaluation
- Functional Behavior Assessment
- Social Skills Assessment
- Executive Skills Assessment
- Music Therapy Assessment
- IEP Consultation
- Transition Planning
- Special Education Program Consultation
- Learning Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Curriculum Adaptations