Music Therapy and Kids

Published by Sara Chigani on: Sep 03, 2019 — Music Therapy

Any parent knows that it’s natural for a child to begin dancing and singing at an early age. Children learn through music, art, and play, so it’s important to use these mediums when working with children in therapy. Music can also help with attention. We need basic attention skills to lead a successful life. Using music allows music therapists to grab, hold, and target attention and impulse control goals. Music also enhances learning. Do you remember how you learned your ABCs? Through a song! The structure and rhythm of music make it an easy tool for teaching concepts, ideas, and learning information.

“Oo, La La La, or All Mine” can be used for learning and attention.

Music also taps into our emotions. Have you have ever smiled or felt sad while listening to music? Music can easily access our emotions and is a very beneficial tool for music therapists.

Ready Set

Breathe In, Breathe Out

“Ready Set" or "Breathe In, Breathe Out” could assist in regulating emotions.

Gina G. Glidewell, MT-BC


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