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14th Apr

2017

Disclaimer: The following article uses identity-first language. To read about why the Autistic community prefers identity-first language, click here. This information is adapted from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s resource ...

16th Feb

2017

Today I wanted to share a video produced by my friend and former Loyola University colleague Seth Laucks who is a Board Certified Music Therapist. This short documentary has earned accolades from the Global Film Competition, Garden ...

27th Jan

2017

Music and movement are very intimately connected, not just in society but also deep within the very structures of our bodies. The urge to rock out to loud music at a concert has specific correlations to structures in our ears and neck ...

19th Jan

2017

The National Endowment for the Arts released a guide in December 2016 to assist and encourage researchers and community arts providers to team up in research pursuits. It has been long-documented and is well-known the benefits of the ...

28th Oct

2016

Katy Perry Gets Emotional Talking About Music Therapy at CHLA: Skip to 1:00 to see her talk about the music therapy program. Katy took the stage along with Drew Barrymore and Josh Gad at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ‘Once ...

12th Oct

2016

Someone nearby is rhythmically tapping their toe. Is this an irritating noise or an organized, musical sound? As it turns out, the difference depends almost entirely upon the listener. The best indicator we have of knowing whether a ...

24th Aug

2016

You’ve probably self-medicated with music before–most of us do it frequently! You listened to an upbeat song to motivate you for cardio exercise, you were soothed by a melancholy album during a rough patch, or maybe you ...

13th Jul

2016

Originally from the Associated Press by Mike Householder A music therapist at a Michigan children’s hospital has made dozens of unique recordings as a gift for patients’ parents and other loved ones. Bridget Sova uses a ...

11th May

2016

This infographic from imamusictherapist.com shows how music therapy enables and contributes to neuroplasticity, or a fancy word for your brain’s ability to grow and change. Music has been shown time and again through research to ...

4th Apr

2016

The video above is a wonderful Tedx Talk of Dr. Deforia Lane presenting on Music Therapy and Medicine. She is an acclaimed music therapist who founded the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH where she is ...