Music therapy is the clinical use of music to improve an individual’s daily life. This can include anything from using music to improve speech after a stroke, to using music to help children with developmental disabilities reach their developmental milestones.
What sets music therapy apart from other therapies is that Board Certified Music Therapists manipulate the elements of music to facilitate therapeutic change. Our job is to know how the various elements of music function and impact humans on a neurobiological level, and what behavioral changes are necessary to note. Each person has a unique response to the specific elements of music, and it takes a skilled professional to utilize that relationship for therapeutic change.