Music as a therapeutic enhancement
How can music serve to enhance intelligence, as well as to serve as a catalyst to alleviate disorders? More scientific research is needed that can focus on the results of using music in therapeutic environments. The medical field needs to take a more serious approach to the development and findings displayed on pt. with diagnosed disorders, such as; Alzheimers, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Tourrents, Parkinsons, Cancer - Pain management, and many more. At the top picture, I am the Teacher at the far end (black & white). Can you guess which of these students is gifted, Autistic, Touretts ? One of them is now the 1st chair violinist at the Symphony orchestra at his/her top University. Yes, the one with Autism!
I have been working now for more than 6 years with students of all ages and all intellectual levels. Kinder students with Down Syndrome in Art -- to Maxiolofacial Surgeons in Piano. In all situations I use the same Breadth, Depth, and Application for each lesson. Of course, progress varies depending on each students interest, practice habits, and schedule stability. By schedule stability I mean a student can't attend class or practice on a regular basis due to extraneous factors. Ex; Parents didn't have the time to bring the student, or student was not able to finish-up with surgery, in order to make it to class that day. that is why there is no penalty for missing a class. Students progress at their own leisure and enjoy their musical experience.
Strict guidelines and measurement tools need to be created to assist the medical field in the evaluation of patients and to implement prescribed therapeutic enhancements, to address commonly known syndromes as part of an alternative medicine practice.
Gladys M. Hernandez, Ph.D (abd)
Music as Therapy - Introduction Article 1Music as Therapy develops the brains ability to identify and classify sounds at fast paces, to exercise the keen analysis train of thoughts development, and enhance attention disorders. It also serves to exercise the inner ear's ability for movement. Visual and Auditory connections are formatted