Music Therapy and ADHD: Can it Really Help

February 25, 2018

A guest post by Charles Carpenter, founder of Healing Sounds. Charles believes in the power of music and sound as a healing tool.

Music therapy can help people with a wide variety of health conditions, from children on the autism spectrum to seniors with Alzheimer’s disease. It may be used to soothe mothers in labor, calm people in addiction recovery, and ease the symptoms of chronic pain. What exactly is music therapy? According to the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy is “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals” and to “address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals.”

Music therapy can involve playing, creating, or listening to music. Talent isn’t required to benefit from music therapy, nor is music therapy limited to a specific style of music.

How Can Music Therapy Benefit Children with ADHD?

Music therapy isn’t a replacement for traditional ADHD treatments, but it can be a highly effective complement. Music can increase attention and focus, reduce hyperactivity, and improve your child’s self-esteem. Here’s how it works:

 How Can Parents Incorporate Music Therapy into Everyday Life?

While children with ADHD can benefit from sessions with a certified music therapist, it’s not the only way to incorporate music therapy into their lives. Here are a few ways you can use the science behind music therapy to make everyday life easier for you and your child:

Since it doesn’t feel like therapy, it’s easy to get kids enthusiastic about music therapy. After all, what child doesn’t love learning a new sing-along or bopping to a favorite tune? By finding fun ways to incorporate music into everyday life, you can ease your child’s ADHD symptoms and unlock his true potential.

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