Music therapy is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing. Music therapy is different from music education and entertainment as it focuses on health, functioning and wellbeing.
One of the reasons music therapy works so well with children is that it gets their brains and bodies working while they are having fun, building a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing.
Music therapy has been shown to improve cognitive, motor and sensory functions and development. Music therapists incorporate a range of music making methods within and through a therapeutic relationship and can benefit:
- Fine and Gross Motor skills
- Communication and language process
- Memory recall
- Self regulation
Music therapists are committed to supporting people of any age and ability regardless of musical skill, culture or background.
At our Tasmanian clinics we often incorporate music therapy into our other disciplines to improve client outcomes.
This program is available at:
Service delivery varies between clinics so please check with your local clinic about their services.