Music Therapy with Veterans

This is a nice video shot at the San Francisco VA this last year during my Fellowship at MusicianCorps. It has some nice clips that illustrate music therapy in a number of ways, including:

-Veterans, many with Traumatic Brain Injury, working on sustained attention through drumming

-A man with Parkinson’s gait training to music (Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation)

-A veteran singing to increase lung capacity after being stuck in bed for a few months.

These guys were amazing to work with and taught me so much. Veterans rock!

About jenthegiant

I'm a music therapist of 20 years with a practice in Manhattan. I am equally good at treating children and adults, applying music to improve motor, social, cognitive, and communication skills . I am a Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow and have been researching the effect of drumming on patients with Parkinson's disease and survivors of stroke. I am passionate about using music to address the whole person, coming from a strength-based and humanistic approach to help clients achieve their goals through joy and fun.
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