Composing music for use in therapy
Journal/Book: Music Therapy Perspectives. 1987; 4: 8-12.
Abstract: Presents a model for music therapists to follow in composing music for use in therapy. It is suggested that music therapists can compose music and design original experiences based on client goals. Literature in both contemporary composition and music therapy and musical examples from clinical practice support the model. Assessed the effect of contingent music alone or combined with a bell pad on enuresis in a 21-yr-old mentally retarded female with an IQ of 32. Results show an increase from a baseline of 43-86% dry days after treatment. The music treatment alone appeared to be more effective than the music paired with the bell pad.
Note: Using Smart Source Parsing guidelines for composition of music for use in therapy; music therapists contingent music with vs without bell pad; enuresis; severely mentally retarded 21 yr old female
Keyword(s): Music therapy; urinary incontinence; severely mentally retarded; adulthood