Music Therapy is the systemic application of music in the treatment of the physiological and psychosocial aspects of a disability. It focuses on the acquisition of nonmusical skills and behaviors.
- To improve self-image and body awareness
To increase communication skills
To increase the ability to use energy purposefully
To reduce maladaptive (stereotypic, compulsive, self abusive, assaultive, disruptive, perseverative, impulsive) behaviors
To increase interaction with peers and others
To increase independence and self-direction
To stimulate creativity and imagination
To enhance emotional expression and adjustment
To increase attending behavior
To improve fine and gross motor skills
To improve auditory perception
"I think Amanda Cook is just spectacular. She is consistent, kind, encouraging, thoughtful, willing to try new things, and doesn't give up easily even when my daughter would like her to. We are so fortunate to get to work with her."
"Music Therapy continues to be an essential tool in my daughter’s development. It has not only helped her to communicate her wants and needs, but also has helped her to be more social at home, school and play."