Understanding Attention Goals in Music Therapy: Sustained Attention by Madison Michel, MM, MT-BC. Imagine you are back in college or high school in the library to study for finals. You’ve set up in a quiet corner with minimal distractions
Understanding Attention Goals in Music Therapy: Focused Attention by Madison Michel, MM, MT-BC. Attention is a commonly addressed cognitive skill within music therapy, but how do we define attention within a clinical context?
Sensory Profiles: A Tool for Reflecting and Understanding by Madison Michel, MM, MT-BC. Sensory profile tools can be extremely valuable to understanding our sensory systems and all the ways in which we develop sensory accommodations.
Books You Can Sing by Nikki Belshe Lanza, MNLM, MT-BC We’ve compiled a list of our favorite singable books for music educators, music therapists, caregivers, and anyone who loves to sing!
Using Art in Music Therapy Sessions by Emily Hammer, Music Therapy Intern. If you’re looking to expand your repertoire of interventions or spice up your reliable ones, this read is for you!
Resonator bells go by many different names depending on who you ask: tone bars, bells, chime bars, even the “deconstructable xylophone.” For the purpose of observing the history of the resonator bells, we can assume that modern resonator bells have developed as modifications of the xylophone.
Body percussion is a great, low-material option for addressing a variety of goals. It lends itself to the virtual music-making of teletherapy or being a quick and easy addition to a session.
Musicians overall perform better than controls on rhythm perception, temporal discrimination tasks, sensorimotor timing tasks, and inhibitory control tasks. They also have larger brain volume in the motor control areas like the cerebellum and basal ganglia and cognitive control regions in the frontal and parietal lobes (Slater & Tate, 2018). The enhancement of these neural regions and networks suggests that there is potential for experience (musical training) to shape neural systems.
How Can We Increase Access to Music Therapy? 10Qs with Nikki Belshe Lanza, Founder and President, Music Therapy Access Fund
How Can We Increase Access to Music Therapy? 10 Questions with Nikki Belshe Lanza, Founder and President, Music Therapy Access Fund (formerly Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund) At Heart and Harmony, we believe that therapy should be equitable, accessible, and normalized -...
When you think of sensory processing, you might initially think of smelling perfumes and flowers, feeling a soft blanket, listening to traffic outside your apartment, and so on. These are certainly important aspects of sensory processing, but this is only a small part of the whole