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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Music Therapy Music therapy uses music as a therapeutic tool to improve social, emotional, cognitive, or sensorimotor weaknesses or dysfunctions. certified professionals based evidence research Music therapists work in an array of locations including schools, hospitals, nursing homes, private practice, and in clients' homes. Music therapy can be used to address a wide variety of disabilities and disorders including intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, physical disabilities, elderly populations, Emotional-Behavioral disorders, psychiatric disorders, cognitive and neurological disorders, and with those in palliative care. Music therapists are required to complete at least a four-year degree, including an internships, and pass the national board certification exam. Common long-term goals address with music therapy include improving communication skills, gross and fine motor skills, attending skills, reduce maladaptive behavior, and enhance overall quality of life. Sources:Chapter 1: Music Therapy: An Overview. (2003). Music Therapy & Leisure for Persons with Disabilities (pp. 1-8).American Music Therapy Association. (n.d.) About Music Therapy & AMTA. Retrieved from, W. B., Gfeller, K. E., & Thaut, M. H. (2008). An Introduction To Music Therapy: Theory and Practice (3rd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: American Music Therapy Association, Inc.
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