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Music Therapy

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  • 1. Music Therapy “ Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.” -Victor Hugo
  • 2. Music Therapy is: <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul>
  • 3. Benefits of Music Therapy <ul><li>Promote Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Alleviate Pain </li></ul><ul><li>Express Feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Physical Rehabilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Manage Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Health/Educational Benefits </li></ul>
  • 4. PA Schools Offering Music Therapy Programs <ul><li>Marylhurst University </li></ul><ul><li>Drexel University </li></ul><ul><li>Duquesne University </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabethtown College </li></ul><ul><li>Marywood University </li></ul><ul><li>Seton Hill University </li></ul><ul><li>Slippery Rock University </li></ul><ul><li>Immaculata University </li></ul>
  • 5. Case Study <ul><li>Music Therapy on Depressed Older Adults </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase in mood states of older adults participating in self-administered or home-based music therapy compared to control group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants enjoyed the treatment well after 8-week study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After the study, all participants continued to use music therapy techniques when they were feeling depressed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12 individuals integrated music into everyday life: church choir, attend concerts, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 6. Music Therapy for the Body <ul><li>Brain Waves : stimulate brain waves; sharp concentration, alert thinking with fast beats and calm, meditative feelings associated with slow beats </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing and Heart Rate : slower breathing and heart rate, relaxation response; counteract/prevent chronic stress </li></ul><ul><li>State of Mind : keep depression and anxiety at bay; higher levels of creativity and optimism </li></ul>
  • 7. Music Therapy for the Body <ul><li>Lower Blood Pressure: reduced risk of stroke and other problems over time </li></ul><ul><li>Boost Immunity </li></ul><ul><li>Ease Muscle Tension </li></ul><ul><li>Profound Physical Effects </li></ul>
  • 8. Music Therapy for Autistic Kids <ul><li>Social communication, emotional regulation, and transactional support were addressed with music therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Improved joint attention behaviors of participants </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals and mothers suggested greater success with music therapy than with other forms of therapy used on the children </li></ul>

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