The physicians took notice and eventually began requesting that the hospital formally hire these musicians to aid in the recovery of these wounded soldiers. This practice eventually evolved into what is now known as music therapy (Degmečić & Požgain et al., 2005). By presenting evidence gathered in various research projects, this paper will attempt to introduce the reader to the benefits of music therapy. It will uncover the different aspects, methods and approaches to music therapy and how it positively impacts an individual with special needs and their family. The evidence presented will also dissect how this therapeutic method can be implemented in both a special education and general education classroom to help a child prosper and thrive as an individual.
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Music therapy is a fun and effective way to help children with autism achieve their goals and to live a more productive life. Music Therapy is an established profession where music is used within a therapeutic relationship to help with the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals (American Music Therapy Association). Music therapy helps to improve socio-behavior skills such as reducing off task behaviors, improving problematic classroom behavior, recognizing emotions, and increasing the initiation of interactions (Music Therapy Shown To Help Children With Autism).Classical music or music with a steady rhythm is said to be the best for alleviating anxiety in children with autism (Music can reduce anxiety). According to Andrew Littlefield, music therapy is a great fit for an Holliday 2 organization called Autism Speaks because music encourages social interactions, it is adaptable to people of all abilities, and it is multi-modal and engages people across multiple domains (Autism Speaks). According to the US Centers for Disease Control Statistics, one in every one-hundred and fifty children is diagnosed with autism and there is one new diagnosis every twenty minutes (Science Daily).
If it can help in these situations, it may be able to help you and your loved ones experience more positive moods” (“Music and Mood”). Public schools should offer the use of a music therapist for students with depression
Analytical music therapy. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Forgeard, M., Schlaug, G., Norton, A., Rosam, C., Iyengar, U. & Winner, E. (2008). The relation between music and phonological processing in normal-reading children and children with dyslexia.
If so, can music therapy provide helpful strategies for children with emotional and behavioral disorders to assist them the classroom environment? Can the knowledge of a music therapist provide general and special education teachers’ insight to implement these valuable techniques in their teaching lessons? With these ideas in mind, I am going to investigate how music therapy can aid a child with emotional and behavioral disorders. I want to explore the benefits of music therapy through meta-analysis from previous research, explain the different types of behavioral disorders a teacher may witness in their classroom, and how general and special education teachers can make a difference in the students’ lives with the help of music being integrated in the classroom. Music therapy is an ongoing study of how music can affect human beings physically, emotionally, and cognitively.
Furthermore, its use and impact on the amelioration of human health in the areas of anxiety, pain, stress and others are still being explored (Pratt, 2004). Indeed documentation regarding the positive impact on health through music is found prior to biblical times(Podolsky, 1934). Harvey, (1991) outlined that in 550BC, the Greek philosopher Pythagoras discovered that music healed the sick. In more recent history, Florence Nightingale believed that music influenced the healing process of the sick (Nightingale, 1992). She added that instruments that produce conti... ... middle of paper ... ...., Ginsberg, B., Gordon, D. B., .
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