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Music therapy?

Posted by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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Adding music-- I read an article on additudemag.com which explored the benefits of music therapy and ADHD. I let my son listen to music (piano) while he did his work. He said it helped him focus. I could tell also just by watching him. I did not have to remind him to focus once. This is a big deal! Have any of you experimented with music therapy?!? How has it helped?
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gypsyhiker
by Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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I agree, music is one of the most amazing tools. When I was a student, I did all my homework to music and it was instrumental is my being able to do the work. It took up that part of my brain that would cause distraction. Unfortunately, this is not allowed for test taking, so most standardized tests were a bust. I try some of this for my son as well, but he also is taking flute lessons and enjoys the drums. This is the sad part of education right now, they get rid of all the arts, which is wrong. studies have shown that kids active in music, do better in school.

Billysmom1
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Music therapy is not just about listening to music it is using music as a process to help manage and express your emotions.... There are amazing benefits to both art and music therapy and both can help kids with ADHD as well as people with a multitude of other issues.  

http://www.musictherapy.org/about/musictherapy/

http://www.arttherapy.org/aata-aboutus.html

there is also something called therapeutic listening which is an OT intervention, also helpful with people with attention and other issues

http://vitallinks.net/

Good luck!!!!

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