The structure of the music therapy session helps Kevin work on social skills such as asking for things in a polite manner. Kevin also has the opportunity to sing to his heart’s content and express himself on a variety of instruments with the help of his therapist. Just listen to the two of them drum!
Music is a very motivating medium.
The unique components of Neurologic Music Therapy address a variety of needs specific to CP such as fine/gross motor development and maintenance, speech/language development, and cognitive development.
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Music therapists work for “success” oriented sessions. Oftentimes, children will more actively participate in motor, cognitive and speech treatments when paired with music.
Music therapy enhances:
The fact that many individuals with cerebral palsy can participate successfully in music experiences contributes to music therapy’s value in the treatment of motor, speech/language and cognitive domains.