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Dr. Wil Ausborn
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Music Therapy (Overview)

Music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders is based on the idea that the part of the brain that communicates through music is different from the parts that communicate through speech. Perhaps music is a way to better communicate with children with autism, and perhaps, in turn, the process of musical improvisation may help people with autism to develop communicative skills that extend beyond music, and may improve capacity for social interaction.


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How effective is music therapy?

How effective is music therapy?

It is effective: Music therapy could be effective in many conditions. Music is healing and has been used to relive anxiety, enhance your mood, help you to relieve pain. I was exploring the music, playlists effect in my book: 'you playlist can change your life. There are some evidence-based facts there as well as bmt which is a form of biofeedback combined with music effect. http://www.brainmusictreatment.com., . ...Read more

Dr. Wil Ausborn
108 doctors shared insights

Music Therapy (Overview)

Music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders is based on the idea that the part of the brain that communicates through music is different from the parts that communicate through speech. Perhaps music is a way to better communicate with children with autism, and perhaps, in turn, the process of musical improvisation may help people with autism to develop communicative skills that extend beyond music, and may improve capacity for social interaction.


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Who benefits from music therapy?

Please, see bellow: Music therapy has been effective as therapeutic modality to relive anxiety, enhance mood, to help with relaxation, as well as among many other conditions it is proven to be effective in parkinson's disease when combined with movements. I explored the effect of music in my book: 'you playlist can change your life' http://www.Brainmusictreatment.Com best, dr. M. ...Read more

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Caring for a Child with Special Needs (Tip)

Caring for a Child with Special Needs

It's all about them -your kids worst attempt at an instrument may sound like the best music you hear. ...See more

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What is music therapy useful for?

Many things!: Music therapy is very powerful. Music can energize us or relax us. It can help us drift off to sleep or wake us up. Music has been shown to directly affect physiological functioning. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of music therapy?

What are the disadvantages of music therapy?

None: There are no side effects or disadvantages to music therapy. For some people who have trouble talking about their issues music, dance or art therapies are very helpful means of learning to express your feelings. My version of therapy is called act now psychotherapy which is active, creative and time sensitive. I use the arts in my work as well even though most of my work is verbal talk therapy. ...Read more

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How can music therapy be artistic/expressive?

How can music therapy be artistic/expressive?

Music therapy: Yes, music or art therapy can help with self-expression and tap into your creativity. But there has to be so goal for the therapy. For example, music and art therapy can help improve interpersonal relations or reduce certain types of anxieties. ...Read more

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What kind of music is normally used in a music therapy?

Music Therapy: Any type of music can be used for music therapy. It all depends on the patient and the condition that is being treated with music therapy. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of music therapy?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of music therapy?

What is music: therapy for? Depression? Anxiety? I can't think of any disadvantages for music therapy, other than deafness from too loud music. Advantages include feeling of balance, relaxation, concentration, heightening of the senses, improved memory, improved appreciation for sound. ...Read more

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What exactly is music therapy for severely disabled children?

What exactly is music therapy for severely disabled children?

Helps: Shakespeare said "if music be the food of love, play on" gentle music (not the modern crap) is the universal appeal to all and disabled children usually love it. It may not make a difference to their disability but it gives pleasure. ...Read more