How can music therapy help adults with differing abilities?
Music therapy can:
Increase meaningful social connections & shared joy
Provide opportunities for developing ADL & job skills
Facilitate gross & fine motor movements
Promote creative thinking & problem solving
Improve cooperation & collaboration skills
Support healthy emotional expression
Empower & increase self-esteem
Promote natural healing, wellness, & growth
What could music therapy services look like at your agency?
Music therapy services could look like:
Individual or group sessions held weekly or biweekly
Individual adaptive lessons on voice, piano, guitar, or ukulele
Songwriting workshop series for groups
Jam Band series working towards seasonal performances
Adaptive choir with group-preferred music
Movement & music series incorporating music & dance
HOW CAN MARIGOLD BENEFIT YOUR Agency for adults with differing abilities?
Marigold can help your agency :
Rank above competitors
by advertising your agency's successful music therapy services
Create an enviable work-environment
by promoting agency morale & increasing employee retention rates
Provide exceptional care
by providing evidence-based, humanistic, strength-focused music therapy
Leave a lasting, meaningful impact
on the individuals, families, and communities that you serve
WHY USE A BOARD CERTIFIED MUSIC THERAPIST?
rather than a non-certified musician?
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) have specialized training in working with adults with differing abilities.
- MT-BC's utilize music to achieve non-musical goals, like promoting ADL or job skills, or improving flexibility/cooperation.
- MT-BC's are trained on how to safely process difficult emotions, like grief & trauma, that can be easily triggered by music.
- MT-BC's understand varying needs of adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities, and they design their music interventions to address individualized needs.
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) design their sessions on evidence-based research.
- MT-BC's actively engage participants in clinical music interventions, rather than provide a performance or a "sing-a-long."
- MT-BC's utilize person-preferred music rather than playing music that they personally enjoy, or music that they assume participants will like.
- MT-BC's are required to engage in continuing education to keep their practice current, ethical, and as effective as possible.
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) can strengthen your existing programs.
- MT-BC's can provide inservices to educate staff on how to best utilize music for day-to-day experiences.
- MT-BC's can help train volunteer musicians on some basic therapeutic music techniques.
- MT-BC's can make clinical decisions regarding wh0 could benefit from a volunteer, versus who would more greatly benefit from music therapy.
Have more questions about the role of a Board Certified Music Therapist?