Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. – Robert G. Ingersoll

Use of Music Therapy in Schools and Pre-School Institutions

Author of the project: Ranka Radulovic, MD, PhD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist ECP, music therapist EMTC, supervisor AMTS

The use of music therapy techniques leads to stimulating psychomotor growth and emotional development as well as the development of social skills in children and adolescents.

Establishing music therapy departments within schools and pre-school institutions has been on the increase.

Music therapy departments in schools and pre-school institutions contribute to the process of including children with special needs, they decrease auto aggressive and hetero aggressive behavior of children and adolescents, they contribute to the development of creativity, they effect mobilization of all child’s capacities and achieving better results at school.

At the same time, music therapy departments in schools serve for prevention of disease illness: drug addiction, alcoholism and smoking; music therapy is efficient with behavior disorders and music therapy techniques effect primarily high risk children who have problems of illness or violence in the family, who belong to minority groups or have experienced or are anticipating loss.

The goal of the project is to establish music therapy departments within schools and pre-school institutions, where music therapy would be used individually or in a group.

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