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Music Therapy Comparisons

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Emily V. Martinez

on 16 November 2015

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Transcript of Music Therapy Comparisons

Music Therapy Comparisons
Emily Martinez

Depression & Anxiety
According to Hope Young, Founder of Center for Music Therapy in Austin
5k MT's in the US, few are working with psychotherapeutic patients
Play music that's where they're at
Could play the whole session or sit in silence/connect
Difficulties with communication and social interaction
According to several studies
Improvisational music facilitates "joint attention" amongst children with autism
Joint attention
Improvisational music
Alzheimer's & Dementia
Cerebral Palsy
Muscle impairment
Loss of balance and posture
No fine motor skills and/or oral motor functions
Music and routine gets them involved
Called "the final goodbye"
Music awakens lost memories
Music engages the whole brain
Music causes the brain to build new pathways around damaged areas
Activates more areas in the brain than any other activity
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