On today’s show, we are going to talk about Music Therapy referrals – when they are appropriate, why to make or seek a referral, and how to get music therapy.
Referrals work differently in different settings.
Music therapy may be beneficial for people who:
- are low-functioning and do not respond to other interventions/activities
- do not attend or participate in other interventions/activities
- have changed physical, cognitive, or social functioning
- have cognitive deficits and are not able to socialize appropriately
- have physical deficits and are not making progress in physical/occupational therapy
- have a speech/language disorder and is not making progress in speech therapy
- are depressed/anxious and is not able to participate in psychological services
- do not comply with therapy
- have behavior problems
- have high blood pressure that is difficult to manage with meds alone
- have difficulty sleeping at night
- are on hospice care
- are not making progress in school