WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) affects five to ten percent of all children – an average of one child in every classroom. But how do you know if your child may have Sensory Processing Disorder? What are the sensory processing disorder signs…

Top 12 Brain-Based Reasons Why Music as Therapy Works

There are over 5,000 board-certified music therapists in the United States. And there’s one question we get asked daily: 

What is music therapy? 
According to the American Music Therapy Association, “Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of…

Music Therapy Helps Man Regain Voice After Snowboarding Accident

Six years ago, a snowboarding accident left an 18-year-old man with a catastrophic brain injury. The removal of part of his brain prevented him from moving or speaking. Barbara Harrison shares how music therapy helped him make a dramatic recovery…

'What Can Music Do?' Rethinking Autism Through Music Therapy

Half a century ago in England, the Philadelphia-born musician Paul Nordoff—a conservatory-trained pianist who’d composed music for Martha Graham ballets and taught at Bard College—sat down to play for an unlikely audience: a little boy named Johnny who was…

Music’s Effect on Alzheimer’s

My interest in music and memory began during my music therapy internship at a small nursing home in Brooklyn in the fall of 1978. It was there that I witnessed firsthand the power of music to reach seemingly lost function…

Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline

Now and then I hear someone (myself included) proclaim "my brain is on overload." This is not surprising given the myriad complex tasks the brain performs, among them enabling you to learn, plan, remember, communicate, see, hear, and smell. 

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Music Therapy Associates on the Radio

We had the honor of being asked to appear on a radio broadcast for Home Care Assistance on July 2nd!

You'll hear the voices of our director (Kathy Purcell MT-BC), and therapists (Christopher Morrison, MT-BC, Mary-Cate Carr, MT-BC, and Julianna…

Treatment options at SLU Cancer Center include music therapy

ST. LOUIS – Crystal Weaver and Andrew Dwiggins are therapists without lab coats. Weaver was hired to kick of the music therapy program at the St. Louis University Cancer Center in June 2011. As a result, patients visiting find…

The Link between Autism and Cancer

They may seem completely different, but research studies conducted over the last few decades have found some very real connections between cancer and autism. The underlying connections are genetic. There seem to be gene mutations that put people at…

PA LINK Conference at DeSales University

We were honored to be asked to present at the PA LINK conference on educating professionals on how to empower individuals who are aging with intellectual disabilities!

Here's our very own Chris Morrison, MT-BC and Mary Cate Carr, MT-BC immediately…