Let your care team know if you're interested in music therapy services during your stay.
What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. This is done by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
By easing stress, perceived pain and hospital-induced anxiety, music therapy helps children gain a sense of control and provides the tools to process their experiences in the hospital environment.
Our music therapists are active members of the health care team working throughout the hospital in PICU, NICU, Hematology and Oncology, Behavioral Health and more. They are certified through the Certification Board for Music Therapists (MT-BC) and have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music therapy specializing in music’s impact on physical, emotional, mental and social needs.
How can music therapy help?
- Support pain management, normalize the hospital environment and promote mobility
- Decrease children’s anxiety, manage pain perception, provide developmentally appropriate opportunities and promote child and caregiver relaxation
- Support the child and caregivers’ coping and self-care, improve patient mood and decrease isolation
- Enhance communication, increase emotional expression, and provide psychoeducation
- Create memory making and legacy building for families of children with a poor prognosis