Music Therapy

Helping people reach their optimal well-being through music.

Our Board Certified Music Therapist administers music therapy in individual sessions. Several common music therapy practices involve singing, moving to music, playing instruments or listening. Music is inherently motivating and makes therapy fun!

About Music Therapy:

“Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship with a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.”

-American Music Therapy Association

Goals Addressed:

-Physical
-Emotional
-Cognitive
-Behavioral

-Communication
-Social
-Emotional
-Sensory

Objectives:

Progress can be seen through measurable and specific objectives, created by the music therapist. However, the ultimate goal is for the skills to be generalized outside of therapy into every day life. 

About the Sessions:

Individual sessions address measurable and data-based goals and objectives. Goals may be parallel to goals in other therapies, IEP goals, or other areas of need. Sessions are offered in 30 and 60 minute weekly time slots, but when appropriate can be offered several times a week. 

Sessions Available:

1 hour session: 2 spots left

30 minute session: 4 spots left

Step One: Assessment

The music therapist will conduct an individual assessment with the client to identify the strengths and needs. The following domain areas will be assessed: cognitive, motor, social, communication, behavioral, and emotional. An interview with the caregiver(s) will also be included in the assessment for additional information.

Step Two: Goal Development

Information from the assessment and interview will be used to identify non-musical goals and objectives for each client based on the needs identified in the domain areas observed.

Step Three: Therapy Interventions

Therapy includes musical interventions that address non-musical goals and objectives. These may include: instrument play, lyric analysis, song writing, singing, movement to music, improvisation, task analysis, adaptive music lessons. The goal will be generalization of skills outside of therapy.

Step Four: Ongoing Evaluation

Ongoing evaluation will be documented through data collection and regular reports. Reassessment will also be conducted when appropriate.

Request Services

Our Music Therapist, Grace Gomez, will be in touch with you about your request within 5 business days.

Grace can be reached directly by email at ggomez@highpointvillage.org