At WBMT, we provide a person-centered approach to music therapy. Through a variety of music therapy techniques, we help individuals work towards non-musical goals.
Although we list specific goals here, we will collaborate with you to identify how music can best be utilized in achieving other goal areas.
Our music therapy interventions can be designed to:
We believe in a person-centered approach to treatment and will always incorporate a person's musical and personal preferences into the session. Music therapists may use a variety of instruments during your session such as guitar, hand drums, piano, and small percussion instruments such as castanets, shakers, cabasa, rainstick, and rhythm sticks. In addition, sensory based items such as scarves, ribbon wands, parachute, large elastic bands, balls, and bean bags are used to enhance session experiences. We are trained to provide live music in a variety of styles and have access to a wealth of recorded music that may be used to address a person's therapeutic goals.
Music therapy sessions may include interventions such as:
Since we are all individuals, there are numerous approaches to learning and communicating. Understandably, we will have individuals who come to us while using a certain method of learning and/or communicating. We will strive to incorporate these strategies within individual and group sessions; however, music will always be our main tool.
Discussing and processing the outcomes of therapy sessions is important. We want caretakers and team members to know how things went. In order to maintain respect and the attitude of presuming intellect, we will not talk about an individual while they are present. Conversations will either be inclusive of the individual or done electronically or over the phone.