Thursday, July 27, 2017

Music Therapy and Neurological Impairment

My guest this week is Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC, Executive Director of Milestone Music Therapy. She has been a music therapist for over 18 years specializing in working with children who have neurological impairment, traumatic brain injury, autism, developmental disabilities, and chronic health conditions.

She is passionate about the field and holds several regional and national positions with AMTA and WRAMTA. As well-known speaker on music therapy, she has been keynote speaker at the Utah Brain Injury Association and presents at nearly every music therapy conference. Lillieth has been trained in neurologic music therapy, NICU music therapy, Music Together, level 1 of the Bonny Method of Music and Imagery and more. Her master’s degree is in special education. She has a vision of seeing that all persons in Oregon who suffer a brain injury have access to and use of a music therapist. Lillieth is the single mother of three boys, ages 12, 10, and 1. Her middle child being severely neurologically impaired and brain injured makes her appreciate them all the more. Her major instrument is voice.

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