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SD Parkinson’s Association Fights For Survival

Original Article Written by Paul Sisson at San Diego Union Tribune. Click Here to View Article > A financial collapse is threatening the survival of the Parkinson’s Association in San Diego, which has spent the past 27 years helping thousands of people cope with the…

Successes | 2016 Music Therapist Testimony

“It has been an honor to work with Ben as his music therapist for the past seven years, 2009- 2016. During this time that Ben and I have worked together in music therapy, Ben has fulfilled many clinical and personal goals including: the transitioning from…

Successes | Rett Syndrome Treatment Session

Music Therapist Journal Medical Diagnosis: Rett Syndrome Patient: DV, female, age 16 Therapy Setting: Public school setting Intervention Type: Individual Intervention Method: Improvisational music-making, movement Academic Goals: Assigned-task focus, instruction following, task-to-task transition Motor Goals: Sensory awareness, find and gross motor skills Social Goals: Interpersonal…

Successes | Coronary Bypass Treatment Session

Music Therapist Journal Medical Diagnosis: Coronary bypass Patient: JJ, female, age 65 Therapy Setting: Medical setting Intervention Type: Individual Intervention Method: Meditative music-making, relaxation Therapeutic Goals: Relaxation, social support JJ had heard about music therapy and specifically requested a visit before she left the hospital….

Successes | Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Sessions

Music Therapist Journal Medical Diagnosis: Traumatic brain injury, visual impairment Patient: Ben, male, age 29 Therapy Setting: Residential rehabilitation center Intervention Type: Individual Intervention Method: Lyric analysis, songwriting, therapeutic singing Academic Goals: Cognitive sustainability, memory recall Motor Goals: Balance, breath support, right- and left-hand coordination…

Assignment Highlight | Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Music Therapist Journal Medical Diagnosis: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Patient: DM, female, 60s Therapy Setting: Medical facility Intervention Type: Individual DM’s diagnosis required precautions: gloves, mask, and gown. Upon entry of the music therapist and interns, DM was sitting on her bed. She was extremely…

Assignment Highlight | Abdominal Cancer

Music Therapist Journal Medical Diagnosis: Abdominal cancer pain Patient: RD, female, 60s Therapy Setting: Medical facility Intervention Type: Individual I was working with a fellow therapist who had brought her cello. It was a real treat to hear her play at bedside for all who…