Music Therapy

Overview

Music therapy is the use of music to address non-musical goals. More and more parents and professionals are finding that music can break down barriers for children with autism in areas such as cognition, communication, and socialization. While music therapists are experienced professionals who create unique interventions, many of the principles of music therapy can be implemented by other therapists, teachers, and parents - even by people who do not consider themselves musical! This book explains how to use the ...

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Overview

Music therapy is the use of music to address non-musical goals. More and more parents and professionals are finding that music can break down barriers for children with autism in areas such as cognition, communication, and socialization. While music therapists are experienced professionals who create unique interventions, many of the principles of music therapy can be implemented by other therapists, teachers, and parents - even by people who do not consider themselves musical! This book explains how to use the many elements of music to foster communication, and teaches you how to adapt music to meet a child's needs. Visual aids and already-written songs will get you started!

Helpful sections include:

  • Music Therapy Is
  • A Qualified Music Therapist
  • The Music in Music Therapy
  • To Assist or Motivate
  • Achieving Non-Musical Goals
  • Music Captivates and Maintains Attention
  • Music Structures Time
  • Music Provides a Safe Place to Practice Social Skills
  • Music Lets Children Control Their Environment
  • Music Can Create or Emphasize a Routine
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“Very upbeat and keeps you interested! Good ideas for classroom and therapy."
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“I Like how it helps with memorization of skills!"
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“Gave great ideas and examples."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885477538
  • Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.11 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Betsey King, MMT, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist who began her practice more than twenty years ago. She has an undergraduate degree in violin performance from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and a masters degree in Music Therapy from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She spent eight years as the music therapist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and eight years working with children with special needs in both special education and in private practice. In 2000, she moved into university teaching and has trained music therapy students at Southern Methodist University and the University of Kansas. In 2006, she joined the faculty of Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. Betsey speaks and leads workshops throughout the United States, and is the co-owner and co-author for Prelude Music Therapy Products.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
About the Author
Acknowledgements
How to Use This Book

Part I: What is Music Therapy?
Important Notes
Music Therapy Is
Music Therapy is Prescribed
A Qualified Music Therapist
The Relationship that Develops
The Music in Music Therapy
To Assist or Motivate
Achieving Non-Musical Goals
A Music Therapist Works as Part of a Team
Summary

Part II: Nine Therapeutic Characteristics of Music
1. Music Captivates and Maintains Attention
2. Music Structures Time
3. Music is Success-Oriented
4. Music Provides a Safe Place to Practice Social Skills
5. Music Makes Repetition and Memorization Enjoyable
6. Music Lets Children Control Their Environment
7. Music Can Create or Emphasize a Routine
8. Music Can Reflect and Adapt to Each Individual
9. Music is Movable

Part III: Music Therapy Services

References
 

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