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Music Therapy -- What is That?!

Learn a little bit about the world of music therapy!

I was asked to blog for The Patch quite awhile ago, and it has taken me until now to venture in to this wonderful world.  

I wanted to be able to spread the word about the exciting world of music therapy the right way and now, with a few more clients under my belt in private practice, here we go!

Music therapy is is a research based, systematic process in which a trained music therapist uses music as an agent of change. Through the use of music, the client-therapist relationship develops to assist the individual(s) in attaining non-music goals for the improvement or maintenance of the persons well-being and/or health. 

OK, so there's the technical terminology to describe what I do with my young special needs clients. What am I doing in more common terms? I am using music, providing a fun, creative environment for children to accomplish their identified goals to in turn, have these skills transfer over in to their daily living. 

With my clients I work on cognitive skills, social skills, communication, motor development and improvement, academic skills, along with others.  Each individual I work with has individually designed sessions that work specifically to aid in the improvement of their goals and objectives.  

I hope to use my blogging experience to share my success stories and extra creative moments that occur within in my practice Hope to reach my central and eastern CT readers and continue to sign the young clients up for music therapy services! 

Already interested? Contact me:

www.musicalpathwaysct.com   860.604.7677    info@musicalpathwaysct.com

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