How does music therapy help?

Music Therapy is the evidence-based, goal-directed use of music interventions provided by a board certified music therapist.  Treatment focuses on individualized goals to effect positive changes in cognitive, physical, psychosocial, and communicative skills.

All of our music therapists are board-certified and regularly assist in the training of future music therapists as part of their college education. You can meet our team here.

Music Therapists use music to:

  • Encourage cognitive or academic development

  • Develop gross and fine motor skills

  • Improve communication skills

  • Assist with pain management

  • Provide sensory stimulation

  • Relieve stress and anxiety

Who benefits from music therapy?

Individuals of all ages and abilities can benefit from music therapy, including individuals with:

  • Behavior or emotional disorders

  • Communciation disorders

  • Developmental disabilities

  • Hearing or visual impairments

  • Intellectual or learning disabilities

  • Medical issues

  • Neurological disorders

  • Physical disabilities

  • Psychiatric disorders

  • Terminal illness

Who pays for music therapy?

  • Fogerty Music Therapy is an approved Medicaid Waiver Provider (CIH, FSW).
  • In school settings music therapy is considered a related service on the IEP.
  • We are also willing to work with families to obtain reimbursement from individual insurance providers.  Obtaining a referral from your primary care physician is required prior to requesting reimbursement from private insurers.
  • Some families elect to cover therapy services privately.
  • Specialized music classes are offered at our clinic and in the Bloomington community for individuals seeking exposure to music.

If you would like to explore any of these options, please get in touch with us to start the process.

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