What is Music Therapy?



According to the American Music Therapy Association:

Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages.  Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses.  Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings

For more information about music therapy and individuals with diagnoses on the autism spectrum, please read this PDF document from the American Music Therapy Association.

For more information about music therapy and young children, please read this PDF document from the American Music Therapy Association.

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