Music Therapy

Music Therapy is an established health profession where music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, communicative, and social needs of children. Elements of music such as pitch, rhythm, phrase, cadence and prescriptive silences are utilized by the therapist to elicit and shape a child’s responses. Music Therapy interventions are success oriented and are adapted to allow participation at any level of functioning.

Music Therapists at Children’s Therapy Corner work in collaboration with your child’s other treating therapists to provide opportunities to work on goals across disciplines and settings to help generalize skills gained.

Participating in music making activities allows a child to use and integrate multiple sensory/motor systems, activating multiple areas of the brain at the same time. Vision, auditory, motor, tactile, language, proprioceptive, and vestibular systems are all engaged while making music, even for the youngest Music Therapy clients. This ‘whole brain’ activation helps to make strong connections for learning or making pathways around damaged areas of the brain.

Learn More About Music Therapy

  • About This Therapy

    Music Therapists working in pediatrics serve children from birth through school age. A professional Music Therapist holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in Music Therapy from an American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved University program. Children’s Therapy Corner Music Therapists are board certified through the Certification Board of Music Therapists and maintain professional memberships with the AMTA, the Great Lakes Region of American Music Therapy Association, and Michigan Music Therapists professional organizations. All therapists at Children’s Therapy Corner participate in ongoing continuing education opportunities to develop and maintain pediatric specific skills.

    Benefits of Music Therapy for children include improved functioning in communication, emotional development, cognitive functioning, motor, social, and leisure skills. Our goal is enhance a child’s quality of life.

  • Symptoms

    Music Therapists at Children’s Therapy Corner focus on challenges related to difficulties with:

    • Communication
    • Oral motor skills
    • Fine and gross motor skills
    • Play and engagement
    • Joint attention
    • Executive functioning
    • Self-expression
    • Turn taking and sharing
    • Social skills
    • Memory and sequencing
    • Scripting
    • Attention span and completion of tasks
    • Leisure time skills

  • Disorders

    Music Therapy is an extensive field that treats a wide variety of disorders and diagnoses including but not limited to:

    • Apraxia
    • Autism
    • Blind or vision impairment
    • Brain resection
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cri du chat
    • Deaf or hearing impairment
    • Developmental delay
    • Down Syndrome
    • Executive functioning challenges
    • Fragile X
    • Genetic disorders
    • Learning disorders
    • Prader-Willi
    • Sensory processing disorder
    • Speech disorders
    • Stuttering
    • Traumatic brain injury

  • Find Your Location

    Explore or contact one of our locations for therapy availability.

Get Started

Children’s Therapy Corner provides therapeutic intervention for children. CTC was founded on the belief that there should be a place where families can come and learn about their child’s needs, in a supportive team atmosphere. We will work with you to provide direction and support for your family and your child. The goal is for your child to live their life to its fullest capacity.