Music Therapy Work with an Epileptic child
Journal/Book: Musiktherapeutische Umschau. 1986; 7: Stuttgart. G. Fischer Verlag. 131-139.
Abstract: An epileptic child showing symptoms of physical and mental rigidity and tenseness is treated by means of music therapy. The possibilities available here are tone vibrations, produced externally by the playing of an instrument and internally by singing. The aim is deeper breathing and the easing of mental tension. Rhythmic exercises are intended to help the child grasp and master his own body. All these efforts are directed towards a physical awakening in the child. A listening therapy in the musical tone range provides a pathway from tension to loosening, from disharmony to harmony.
Keyword(s): Case-study, epilepsy.