Music therapy

Music therapy

Music therapy is a science-based therapy discipline which uses the language of sounds and music in the relation between the therapist and the client in order to achieve individualized therapy, rehabilitation and preventive goals.

With the use of music in the therapy process we affect the development and improvement of social, communication, cognitive, sensory-motoric, physical and mental functions of the client. Music therapy is a powerful and non-invasive method that is widely applied in working with persons with different types of

difficulties. As an exceptionally pleasant and motivating stimulus, music offers the possibility of self-realization to the client undergoing the therapy procedure, keeping track of their abilities and needs. Many scientific studies confirm remarkable success in using music therapy as a therapy discipline in working with persons with autism, and particularly so in the fields of communication, socialization, speech, emotional expression, and auditory attention. As opposed to other therapy procedures, music therapy offers the possibility to simultaneously encourage

development in different fields. In the Center for autism, music therapy is an integral part of the curriculum plan that is conducted individually (between child and therapist) in a specially equipped chamber. Each seance lasts for 30 minutes and each child participates in the program on a weekly basis according to their individualized plan and program. Activities that are carried out in music therapy involve singing, playing instruments, listening to music, music along with movement, music improvisation and creative expression through music.

''Music is therapy. It is a communication far more powerful
than words, far more immediate, far more efficient.''