According to the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
Yes. Music therapy has two well known publications, Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives. You may also find our research in a variety of mental health based, education, and therapy based journals.
Where most of our experience lies with children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 23 years old. We have experience working with infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults primarily diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, communication disorders, motor disorders, intellectual disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, depression disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders, and dual diagnosis. We also have experience working with adolescents who are transgender.
You can set up a free consultation with the team at Note-able Music Therapy to discuss through the many benefits your child or family member will receive both within and outside of their music therapy session.
Yes, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B & Part C; state, foundation or community grants; Medicaid waiver (depending upon state of residence); select private insurance (with pre-approval).
After the initial consultation there is an initial evaluation and assessment. The initial evaluation the client will be exposed to a variety of instruments, music styles, and songs to determine what motivates the client.
Once the evaluation is completed, a treatment plan is constructed and activated. After 90 days a Progress Note Review is sent to the family to demonstrate current progress.
Once all goals and objectives have been achieved by the client, a re-evaluation is given to determine current needs and continuation of music therapy services.
No, you do not need to have any instruments at home unless it is an adaptive music lesson. The music therapist will expose the individual to a variety of instruments to make sure the instrument of interest is appropriate for his/her skill level and environment.
Once an instrument has been chosen the music therapist will provide resources for the family to find cost effective instruments to begin within the home environment. It is highly encouraged to have the adaptive instrument in the home environment for proper carry over of skills learned during the session and to complete practicing when therapist is not present.
There are no limits — We don’t sing only nursery rhymes or children’s tunes! The music that is used within the music therapy session is client preferred and acts as a motivator for the individual during music therapy sessions.
Let’s learn, grow, and play through music therapy!