health & dyslexia: Auditory difficulties music therapy
Music Therapy & Dyslexia
Music Therapy is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of people.
Music Therapy is carried out by music therapists, who use their training as musicians, clinicians, and researchers to effect changes in, amongst others, cognitive, physical and emotional skills. The Music Therapists, assess the strengths and needs of each client, then indicates the type of treatment required.
This could involve: singing; creating; dancing to; and listening to music.
Music therapy helps people by developing better concentration and awareness of decreased sound sensitivity.
Music Therapy can be used to help people with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning difficulties by helping with auditory discrimination of sounds (a major problem for dyslexic people) and helps with organizational skills. It also helps clients to stay calm and increases creativity. Clients who have used this therapy say they have an: improved attention span; better memory skills and increased self-esteem.
Clients develop a greater sense of awareness and develop greater confidence, which in turn leads to improved self-esteem.