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Music Therapy

What is Music Therapy?
“Music Therapy is the prescribed use of music by a qualified person to effect
the positive changes in the physical, psychological, cognitive, and social functioning of individuals with health or education problems” (American Music Therapy Association). Music Therapists use their training as musicians,
clinicians, and researchers to assist or motivate a person toward specific
non-musical goals.

Who can benefit from Music Therapy?
Children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly with mental and physical health needs, developmental disabilities, and learning disabilities can benefit from
Music Therapy. Problems addressed may include, but are not limited to:
•Alzheimer’s Disease
•Behavioral Disorders
•Cerebral Palsy
•Communication Disorders
•Developmental Delay
•Emotional Disorders
•Learning Disabled
•Mental Retardation
•Pain, acute and chronic
•Physically Disabilities
•Substance Abuse Problems
•Traumatic Brain Injury

What can be improved by music therapy?
•Verbal & nonverbal communication
•Gross and fine motor movement
•Range of motion
•Relaxation techniques
•Anger management skills
•Expression of emotion
•Sensory integration
•Academic skills
•Leisure skills

An initial evaluation by one of our certified Music Therapists will be conducted upon the initial meeting to assess the needs of the individual and to tailor the therapy accordingly. Group and individual sessions are offered. Adaptive piano and guitar lessons are also available.
$75 monthly
Lorissa Powell, MT-BC (Lawrence)
Dawn Crumpley (Paola)

Call to make arrangements or for more details: 785.830.9640
Contact for classes in Paola

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