Music Therapy

Music Therapy

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While our response to COVID-19 has changed the way we are doing things, our services to families and individuals continue. All group sessions remain suspended at this time, but we are resuming individual in-person and telehealth sessions. All in-person services will be carefully scheduled, and conducted with contact precautions and pre-screening questionnaires. All existing or new clients will be provided with more specific directions. Free music therapy consultations may still be done via phone or telehealth. We value your patience and flexibility as we develop the best ways to meet your needs through music.

You can email or call us during regular business hours Monday-Friday: (304) 293-4692, option 9; musictherapy@hsc.wvu.edu

Music Therapy targets non-musical goals through the use of musical interventions by a board-certified music therapist. Therapeutic goals and interventions are tailored to each client’s strengths and needs.

Music Therapy Goals Target

  • Physical fine and gross motor skills
  • Emotional and behavioral skills
  • Cognitive and academic skills
  • Communication and social skills

Music Therapy Interventions

  • Motivate through music
  • Create music- Sing & Play Instruments
  • Move to music
  • Listen to music

Music Therapy Services are a collaboration between the WVU School of Music, the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities and the WVU School of Medicine.