Music therapy is an allied health service that utilises music to support clients in improving their health, functioning and wellbeing. Registered music therapists receive specialised training and have a deep understanding of how music can positively influence behaviours, movement, interactions, and thought processes. This helps formulate the delivery, facilitation, and ongoing evaluation of music therapy programs for clients of all ages and abilities. Music therapy involves listening, singing, and dancing, as well as playing, writing, and discussing music. It is individualised to the needs and abilities of each client. It is important to note that no particular skills are required to benefit from music therapy – the focus of this service is to improve wellbeing and help clients work towards their goals.
Music therapy is a regulated profession, meaning it is approved by the NDIS. Music therapists are registered with the Australian Music Therapist Association (AMTA), which requires the completion of a Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited university.
Who Can Access Music Therapy?
Our music therapists work with people of all ages and abilities across the lifespan. As an approved NDIS provider, Hessel Group can provide tailored and individualised music therapy programs that help clients to achieve their goals. Music therapy can be beneficial for clients presenting with the following:
- Depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges.
- Grief, loss, and trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Attention disorders, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including clients who are non-verbal or selectively mute.
- Physical, coordination or developmental disorders, as well as chronic pain disorders.
Music therapy can be particularly beneficial for clients who are not benefiting from traditional ‘talk’ therapy, or for those who enjoy engaging with music in their everyday lives.
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What NDIS Goals Can a Music Therapist Help Me Work Towards?
Music therapy at Hessel Group supports a wide array of short and long-term goals. This allied health service focuses on enhancing everyday functioning, particularly by building social skills, forming meaningful relationships, improving mental health, and enhancing mobility. As music therapy is client-centered, it can also help support more specific goals, such as facilitating pathways to employment.
How Long Are The Sessions?
Sessions are typically 1 hour long and can occur as frequently as required, whether that be weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. The frequency of sessions is dictated by the goals of each client.
Age range: People of all ages are eligible to receive this service.
Location: Music therapy session can be undertaken in a client’s home, educational facility, within the community, or in our specialised allied health clinics in Welland or Fullarton.
Links to more information:
Benefits of music therapy for children with Autism
- Jarran Zen
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