Music Therapy

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MUSIC THERAPY STAFF:

Larissa Morand, Music Therapist

Larissa Morand, MT-BC (Music Therapist, Board Certified) Music therapy is an established profession (along the same spectrum as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other creative arts therapies) that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of all ages.  Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses.  Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • Promote wellness
  • Manage stress
  • Alleviate pain
  • Express feelings
  • Improve communication
  • Promote physical rehabilitation(American Music Therapy Association, 2009)

In music therapy sessions, music is the primary tool used by a qualified practitioner to help students achieved individualized, non-musical goals and objectives.  Here at Blossomland, the music therapist primarily addresses the unique cognitive, physical, communicative, daily functioning, and social needs of the students to help them achieve and maintain maximum levels of functioning.

Music therapy sessions are designed to create fun, successful, process-oriented experiences that can motivate students, while offering a unique and interactive medium for the students to develop skills that may be more difficult for the student to achieve using other approaches.

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