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


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?

Visit : https://www.musictherapy.org/about/therapists/