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Music Therapy

At Bridge View we know firsthand what an exciting tool music therapy can be. We are proud to report that highly qualified music therapists have worked at Bridge View since 1974. Music is a universal social experience. Without a word it can make connections in the community or in the classroom. The making of music engages nearly every sensory system in immediate and unusual ways. That makes it perfect for the students of Bridge View. It can open doors to basic neurological reactions through vibration or rhythm.

What is Music Therapy?

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.

Music Therapy is an established health profession, in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides indicated treatment, including creating, singing, moving to and/or listening to music.

Music Therapy and Special Education

Music Therapy can be an integral compnent in helping the child with special needs attain educational goals identified by his/her IEP team.

Music Therapy interventions can address development in cognitive behavior, physical, emotional and social skills. Music Therapy can also facilitate development in communication and sensorimotor skills. Its involvement can stimulate attention and increase motivation to participate more fully in the educational setting.

Music Therapy interventions apply the inherent order of music to set behavior expectations, provide reassurance and maintain structure for children with special needs.

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