WHAT POPULATIONS CAN BENEFIT FROM MUSIC THERAPY?

Music Therapy can help address a wide range of goals in a wide range of populations, including people with autism and/or other developmental disabilities, dementia and alzheimer's patients, and mental health patients.

 
 
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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

  • Music therapy services for young children with ASD are very effective for improving communication, interpersonal skills, personal responsibility, and play (Whipple, 2012).

  • Music therapy interventions may elicit joint attention (Kalas, 2012); enhance auditory processing, other sensory-motor, perceptual/motor, or gross/fine motor skills (LaGasse & Hardy, 2013); and identify and appropriately express emotions (Katagiri, 2009).