Our team of Music Therapists currently serve students in Anne Arundel County and are currently advocating for students in Howard and Calvert counties to have access to music therapy services.
Music therapy has been used by public and private schools to assist in increasing their students ability to access the curriculum. Individualized and group sessions as well as consultation can be available to school districts on an as needed basis to address specific educational or institutional goals.
Parents and teachers: please click here to see research studies which have shown music therapy to be highly beneficial for students with disabilities. Click here to learn more about how music therapy can be added to a student’s IEP.
“Music therapy is a well-established professional health discipline that uses music as the therapeutic stimulus to achieve non-musical treatment goals. In special education and settings serving persons with special needs, music therapists utilize music as an educational related service to promote learning and skill acquisition.” American Music Therapy Association
Music therapy in special education – research outcomes include:
- Increased attention
- Improved behavior
- Decreased self-stimulation
- Enhanced auditory processing
- Improved cognitive functioning
- Decreased agitation
- Increased socialization
- Improved receptive/expressive language
- Successful and safe self-expression
- Enhanced sensory-motor skills