The prenatal therapy room - Therapy approach for the severely and multiply disabled
Journal/Book: Musiktherapeutische Umschau. 1987; 8: STUTTGART. G. Fischer Verlag. 204-224.
Abstract: Hearing and Feeling Music. Therapy for the Severely Disabled. - In recent years music therapy has - apart from its well-established areas of application - played an increasingly important role in work with the disabled. The method presented here is part of a general concept of music therapy, making use of it in a "prenatal therapy room" specially developed for the severely and multiply sidabled. The therapy includes practices that approximate to prenatal experiences and moulding, and the provision of a "social uterus". As well as acoustic perception, vestibular, sensory and vibratory perception play an important part. The prenatal room offers a fear-free and secure atmosphere in which the patient is motivated to activity by means of sensuous stimulation.
Keyword(s): Prenatal-experiences, prenatal-moulding, social-uterus, motivation, multiply-disabled, severely-disabled.