How music therapy can help a child with healing

Music can help with anxiety, pain management and development.

Board Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC) are trained in the impact on music, child development and counseling techniques.

Do you know of a child in need of support for their physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs?

One way to help in all those areas is music therapy.

Board Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC) are trained in the impact on music, child development and counseling techniques.

Individuals in the field provide evidenced-based therapy in a variety of populations, including adult and pediatric medical centers, rehabilitation and even schools.

One place where children can get music therapy is at Wolfson’s Children Hospital, where three music therapists work to support patient and family coping and care through interventions to impact procedural anxiety, pain management, self-expression, and development.

For more information, click or tap here for services and therapy that is offered.

In addition, there’s an opportunity to help support children and their families.

Tap or click here to offer support through an Amazon registry called “Christmas in July.”

Child Life Specialists (CCLS) are trained professionals in the developmental needs of hospitalized children. The role of a certified child life specialist is to reduce stress and anxiety during hospitalization through preparation, education, and emotional support.

Specialists provide evidence-based, developmentally appropriate interventions while utilizing toys and medical supplies as tools to help patients understand their hospitalization, diagnosis, or procedure. Through appropriate education and therapeutic play provided by a child life specialist, children can learn to express their emotions and conquer their fears with positive coping mechanisms.