A Music Therapist provides music therapy services to individuals with developmental disabilities as the systematic application of music in the treatment of the physiological and psychosocial aspects of an individual’s disability and focusing on the acquisition of nonmusical skills and behaviors. The Music Therapist may provide services directly or may demonstrate techniques to other service personnel or family members.

Educational Requirements:  Certified by the American Music Therapy Association.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing services in the client’s home or in the community.
  • Develop treatment plans.
  • Write reports to document progress on a quarterly basis.
  • Attend client meetings and participate in the individualized support team where the needs of the consumer come first.

Major Duties: 

  • Develop a treatment plan for the individuals being served.
  • Develop reports to document progress on at least a quarterly basis.
  • Act as part of an Individualized Support Team, advocating for the needs of the client.
  • Provide therapeutic techniques to:
    1. improve self-image and body awareness, fine and gross motor skills, and auditory perception;
    2. increase communication skills, the ability to use energy purposeful, interact with peers and others, attending behavior, independence and self-direction;
    3. reduce maladaptive (stereotypic, compulsive, self-abusive, assaultive, disruptive, perseverative, impulsive) behaviors;
    4. enhance emotional expression and adjustment;
    5. stimulate creativity and imagination.

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