This month our focus is on complementary therapies for those with disabilities. The definition of complementary therapies refers to medical practices used to supplement traditional medicine.
There are many types of complementary therapies including, herbalism, meditation, yoga, biofeedback, hypnosis, homeopathy, acupuncture and even music and pet therapy.
This week we feature music therapy. The following excerpt is from Disabled World :
“Music therapy is an effective educational and therapeutic tool for both children and adults with forms of disabilities. The strategies involved with music therapy may effect changes in skill areas that are important for people with a variety of forms of disabilities such as learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism and many others. As a person with disabilities, I have found music to be invaluable in relation to the forms of disabilities I experience.”
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