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Music alone has an incredible power to make changes. It can slow a heart rate, lower anxiety, improve mood, help create social connections and much more.
It has been scientifically shown that music crosses multiple regions of the brain and creates neural pathways which can be of benefit to many individuals including those with: developmental delays; speech and language problems; cerebral palsy; autism spectrum disorder; intellectual, physical or emotional disabilities.
Music therapy has the ability to improve the lives of people.
Discover music as therapy
Music therapy is a professional discipline that utilises planned and controlled music to achieve therapeutic goals and aims. Music therapy is the functional use of musical interaction to enhance and develop socialisation, communication, selfexpression, and sensory-motor skills.
Sarah Fisher Dobbin
Sarah has been working in music education with students with a range of needs. This includes working in schools that cater for students with behaviour issues and emotional issues, schools for students with moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities and in mainstream settings.
Music therapy goals
There are a range of music therapy techniques and interventions that are used during music therapy sessions. There are planned components but there are also activities that can be used in the moment dependent upon reaction, feelings and willingness of the participant(s).