MUSIC THERAPY for AUTISM (MTfA)
neurologic music therapy services for individuals with autism
Call us at: (678) 664-4992
Our exclusive focus on autism sets us apart from other music therapy companies. Since we offer services only to individuals with autism we are able to focus all of our time and resources on meeting the unique needs of the individuals we serve. Read more
Music Therapy for Autism ®
409 Mead Road, Studio 6, Decatur, GA 30030
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Are you considering music therapy services? Contact us about a consultation and see what music therapy can do for your child.
The Neurologic Music Therapy Model
Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is "based on a neuroscience model of music perception and production, and the influence of music on functional changes in non-musical brain and behavior functions." In other words, NMT looks at how the brain functions with and without music, then uses music to make changes in the brain that will affect non-musical functioning.
1 Rhythm, Music, and the Brain, M.H. Thaut (2005)
The innate musical interests and abilities seen in many individuals with autism make it a particularly useful medium for working with those on the spectrum. Music by its very nature is highly structured and predictable – two traits that resound with those with autism. Music is able to bypass language processing problems and reach those we work with in a very meaningful way. In addition to the many therapeutic benefits, music is just plain FUN!
Many people think music therapy is simply music instruction or listening to music in order to "feel better." Music therapy is, in fact, so much more than a lesson or feel good experience! Music therapists are skilled professionals that use music to help meet the non-musical needs of individuals. As defined by The American Music Therapy Association, music therapy is "the use of music within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals."