Assessments are a crucial component of the initial therapeutic process. They are used to evaluate the strengths and needs of an individual. Music therapy assessments typically involve interviews with the client (when applicable), caregivers, and members of the interdisciplinary treatment team (when applicable), and access to an individual’s medical history and documentation (when applicable). The evaluation itself takes place within the context of a music therapy session including the potential recipient of services and the music therapist.
Individual Music Therapy
Music Therapy services are offered on a one-one-one basis to address an individual’s cognitive, emotional, sensorimotor, communication, and/or social-based needs [based on the results of the initial assessment].
These sessions can take place in the home, hospital setting, school environment, group home setting, or a site dedicated to practice. Individual music therapy sessions are delivered in 30, 45, or 60-minute increments.
When applicable, this Music Therapy treatment method involves facilitating sessions with related practitioners (physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, art therapists, social workers, counselors, etc.), providing the potential enhance the effectiveness of the overall therapeutic and wellness process.
Group Music Therapy
Music Therapy services are offered in a group setting to treat multiple individuals whom are deemed appropriate candidates for music therapy, and often share similar needs and goal areas. Groups also function as a means of addressing social skill-based goals that necessitate modeling of skills utilizing multiple participants.
Group sessions can take place in the school environment, group home setting, hospital setting, or a site dedicated to practice. Group music therapy sessions are delivered in 30, 45, or 60-minute increments.
Music therapy on a consult basis can be provided for teachers, groups, parents, and care facilities. Consultation services involve initial assessment, the development of appropriate music-based tools and techniques, training parents and/or staff to use the techniques, and follow-up evaluation to determine the effectiveness of application.
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