What is Music Therapy? Established healthcare/human service profession. Structured and planned use of the power of music to focus and direct change and treatment. Music therapists use music interventions and strategies to facilitate changes that are non- musical in nature.
Where do Music Therapists Work? Music therapists work with children, adolescents, and adults with: Acute, chronic, or terminal illness Developmental disabilities Mental illness Physical disabilities Acute or chronic pain Wellness settings
MusicWorx Inc. is an American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved internship site. As such, it has met criteria for approval under the National Roster Guidelines per the new Standards for Education and Clinical Training. There are 4 interns working with MusicWorx at any given time. Internship Summary Each intern is required to be proficient on guitar, piano, and voice. Some also play other instruments such as violin, cello, flute, or clarinet.
Each intern has earned an undergraduate degree, a graduate degree, or an equivalency degree in Music Therapy from an AMTA approved university. A six-month internship is required in order to be eligible to sit for a Board Certification Exam.
American Music Therapy Association The only professional organization in the U.S. established to promote music therapy through increased public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increased access to quality music therapy services.
AMTA Standards of Clinical Practice To ensure the quality of music delivered to clients, all music therapists must follow a general procedure for each individual that includes: Referral and acceptance Assessment Treatment planning Implementation of music therapy interventions Documentation of sessions and follow-up Discharge planning and termination of services
Why Music? Music is a whole brain process. Music is a familiar, non-threatening medium for most children. Music is easily adaptable to all ages and functioning levels. Music is fun!
Music Music captivates and maintains attention. Music captivates and maintains attention. Music can be adapted to meet the needs of the students. Music can be adapted to meet the needs of the students. Music structures time in a way that we can understand. Music structures time in a way that we can understand. Music provides a meaningful way to help students learn academic skills. Music provides a meaningful way to help students learn academic skills. Music taps into memory and emotions. Music taps into memory and emotions. Music provides immediate feedback. Music provides immediate feedback. Music is success- oriented. Music is success- oriented. Music provides a non- threatening setting for social interaction (verbal and nonverbal communication). Music provides a non- threatening setting for social interaction (verbal and nonverbal communication).
Neurologic Music Therapy Neurologic music therapy (NMT) is the research based treatment system for clients with neurologic disorders, autism, and other various disabilities that is based on utilizing the physiological mechanisms inherent in music perception and production. Treatment techniques are standardized for functional therapeutic outcomes.
Neurologic Music Therapy Cognition: Attention and Perception Techniques Music Sensory Orientation Training (MSOT) Musical Neglect Training (MNT) Auditory Perception Training (APT) Musical Attention Control Training (MACT) Selective Sustained Divided Alternating
Neurologic Music Therapy Cognition: Executive Functioning Training Techniques Music Executive Functioning Training Organization Problem Solving Decision Making Reasoning Comprehension
Neurologic Music Therapy Speech and Language Training Techniques Melodic Intonation Training (MMIT) Musical Speech Stimulation (STIM) Rhythmic Speech Cueing (RSC) Vocal Intonation Training (VIT) Therapeutic Singing (TS) Oral Motor and Respiratory Exercises (OMREX)
Neurologic Music Therapy Sensory-Motor Training Techniques Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) Pattern Sensory Enhancement (PSE) Therapeutic Instrumental Music Performance (TIMP)
Contact Information Barbara Reuer, PhD, NMT-F, MT-BC 3830 Valley Ctr Dr., #705, PMB 542 San Diego, CA 92130 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.musicworxinc.com
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