Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

 

An individualized approach

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Restorative Sound exists to address the physical, psychological, cognitive, and social needs of individuals in the Louisville area. Therapy is provided to either individuals or groups, in facilities or in homes depending on their needs.

Using unique skillsets

RS therapists are skilled at working with children and adults on the autism spectrum, with individuals who have developmental disabilities, with older adults and individuals diagnosed with dementia, and with children and adults who have general psychiatric and substance abuse issues.

Providing unique results

Music therapy can be used to address non music areas, like communication, educational goals, motor skills or an increase in creativity and non-verbal expression. Although music education is not the main task, many people receiving music therapy services learn instrumental skills or have an increase in specific music techniques.

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A story of growth and development

Black, African American girl smiling Many kids on the autism spectrum face the difficulty of not ‘fitting in’ although they look and move like typical kids. Tyler was an elementary aged boy who showed some delays in speech and social goals. During everyday life he spoke in a whisper, which had created a lot of issues with communicating with friends and family. His frustrations around communication affected his social development and attention span. In March he began receiving music therapy 2 times per week. He had individual time for 20 minutes and attended an hour long group session on the following day.

During music he enjoyed finding letters on a keyboard, making instrument choices, and listening to dance moves in song. By May, his enthusiasm for the music routine, which was developed for him, manifested with him finding his loud voice! He began boldy showing his intelligence and personality through interacting verbally, and was able to get more out of his school and social environments. In the group music setting, his growth helped him form more expressive sentences, he increased his attention span and attention to task, and reduced the behaviors that he had developed out of being frustrated.

 

 

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