Music therapy is an allied health service similar to occupational therapy and physical therapy. It consists of using music therapeutically to address physical, psychological, cognitive and/or social functioning. Because music therapy is a powerful and non-threatening medium, unique outcomes are possible. In addition to its applications with elderly persons, music therapy is used successfully with all ages and disabilities.
When individualized music experiences are designed by a professionally trained music therapist to fit functional abilities and needs, responses may be immediate and readily apparent. Participants without a music background can benefit from music therapy.
Kendra Carson, MA, MT-BC has 16 years experience is a range of Long Term Care Settings for people with Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other memory impairment issues. Music has been an effective tool in her treatment with clients. Kendra has lead a variety of music therapy programs which include: drum circles, bell choirs, reminiscence groups, and family music-making groups to name a few. Her most personal work includes working with hospice teams to assist families and their loved one transition on.
More recently, Kendra has branched out into private practice in the Dayton, Ohio area working with clients of all ages and needs. An assessment is conducted to determine appropriateness of treatment.
Feel free to contact Kendra for more information or if you have questions about music therapy services in general. Contact
Music Therapy Provides:
Music sessions are designed for individuals and groups based on client needs.
receptive music listening
music and imagery
learning through music