The Comfort and Healing of Music



“I have a therapist. Her name is music.” –Unknown

It is said that music is the universal language, and I couldn’t agree more. It has a certain soothing characteristic about it and it’s known that music has calming powers. By reducing anxiety and tenseness, music is beneficial to a person’s mental health especially to our loved ones with special needs. Bright Horizon Homes which offers developmental disability care services in Kanabec Dr. Wasilla Alaska understand the benefits of music in healing and care.

Music can boost the mood of a person with special needs. It allows them to freely express themselves and helps them build crucial skills. Our developmental disability care services in Kanabec Dr. Wasilla Alaska sometimes use music as a tool during therapy sessions to lessen the apprehension and anxiety of our clients. Music can be beneficial in the following aspects;

It can give positive vibes. One thing that can be done to raise the spirits of a client with special needs is to incorporate their name in a happy sing. This will surely make them happy and feel positive about their self.

It is an expression of their emotions. This will help them articulate or convey how they are feeling or what they want whenever they have a hard time saying it. Aside from this being a creative way to communicate, this lessens inhibition.

It will give them confidence and increase their self-esteem. Singing easy songs together will make them feel good about being able to memorize the lyrics and rhythm easily so they will find joy in this and help make other therapy sessions easier. Also, playing happy music can create a happy mood which will make them feel positive and happy about their self.

It will calm them. When a client with special needs starts to get fussy or irritable, putting on music with a soothing melody can help in calming them down.

It can assist in their learning needs. Singing will help improve memory and sequential skills. Using music as a learning tool can be very useful and helpful.

Music is indeed a therapist. It enhances senses and skills that otherwise will be hard to get out of a client with special needs. Bright Horizon Homes, developmental disability care services in Kanabec Dr. Wasilla Alaska will allow you to incorporate music in our services as deemed fit. Our client’s empowerment and well-being are our main concern and using innovative and strategic techniques will be very beneficial.

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