Everybody responds to music, and everybody has a relationship to music — including people with developmental or psychological disabilities. Music has the power to connect people; music allows people to communicate and express in ways that language cannot. Music therapy harnesses this power and uses it to help people reach a variety of clinical goals and skills.
What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplished individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” – American Music Therapy Association
For autistic children, music therapy is about creating engagement and active participation while also addressing clinical goals that are specific to each child (such as improving speech and language, decreasing self-stimulating behaviors, etc.)
Prior experience with music is not required.
Music therapy is NOT putting headphones for ones passive listening, or mere entertainment by a live musician. Music therapy is also not a music class with requirements for performance or proficiency on an instrument.
Music therapy IS the practice of using the scientifically-proven power of music to create an enlivening avenue for personal achievement of clinical goals (psychological, psycho-somatic, gross and fine motor).
Music therapy is also a proven method for stress reduction, improving social skills, creative self-expression and developmental steps toward communication and relationships.
Am pleased to have initiated work on this front in Bangalore & Mumbai and you will very soon hear more details on this before we go live.Those interested in being a part of this unique initiative can write to me indicating area of specialization & interest and my team will revert back appropriately at suitable time. Await an official announcement soon.