Orange Coast Music Therapy - "Music is what feelings sound like..."
What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages.  Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses.  Music therapy interventions can be designed to:
·         promote wellness
·         manage stress
·         alleviate pain
·         express feelings
·         enhance memory
·         improve communication
·         promote physical rehabilitation.
Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings.
-American Music Therapy Association
What is Neurologic Music Therapy?
 Neurologic music therapy is defined as the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor function due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system. Neurologic music therapy is research based. Its treatment techniques are based on the scientific knowledge in music perception and production and the effects thereof on nonmusical brain and behavior functions. Populations served by neurologic music therapists include, but are not limited to: Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, and communication such as Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy. 
-Center for Biological Research in Music
 Colorado State University
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Music Therapy Advocacy 2015
We want to make this place your HOME! How can 1 song be used with so many different populations and so many different goals? Thank you to everyone who submitted footage:Hochstein School of Music, Ro...

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