What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.
Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.
For more information please visit American Music Therapy Association
Who Can Benefit?
Children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly with mental health needs, developmental and learning disabilities, Alzheimer's disease and other aging related conditions, substance abuse problems, brain injuries, physical disabilities, and acute and chronic pain, including mothers in labor.
The Music Therapy Program at MarbleJam Kids provides both private and group programs that are designed to meet individual needs… Through an extensive intake process, a therapist will establish a better understanding of the individual and then advise on proper placement. For children with autism and other developmental challenges, this is essential and proves to be the most successful.
• Each individual is carefully placed with appropriate peers in small group settings.
• Goals & objectives are created for each participant.
MarbleJam Kids therapeutic staff are board certified and or licensed practitioners with experience working with children of all ages and adults with a variety of conditions in clinical settings.
For more information about our staff, please visit our staff page
“I wanted to let you know that my son had the most amazing experience at MarbleJam! Every Saturday morning, during the program, my son would wake in the morning and announce it was MarbleJam day. He also somehow managed to learn a new song weekly which always amazed me since he can never remember his daily experiences. My son and I eagerly look forward to the next MarbleJam program! Roz M. – Bergen County, NJ
Private Pay Services at our River Edge Center are as follows:
Reg. Fee: 75.00 per year Intake Fee: 150.00 Music Therapy Group: 45.00 per session Music Therapy Private: 150.00
Special programs with funding support are provided at a much lower rate than those programs that are not funded. We make every effort to help families in financial distress.
MarbleJam Kids Center provides an environment for success and eliminates distractions that would impede progress. Please contact us to schedule a visit!