About two years ago, our foster daughter came to us approximately 3 years behind in development, she was almost 6. We began Music Therapy a few weeks after her placement with us and watched her blossom. Her favorite part of the week was “Rock and Roll” with Ms. Megan. She learned to follow multistep directions, sequence events, retell stories and increased her motor skills during music therapy. After 15 months, we ended music therapy. Our little girl had gained 2.5 years (30 months!) of skills in 15 months. She blossomed with the tender loving care and skilled interventions music therapy provided her. We’re incredibly grateful to Ms. Megan for everything she did for her and our family.
Music Therapists are certified to work with people of all ages with various disabilities. A Career in Music Therapy offers challenge, opportunity, and remarkable rewards but it is not an easy, breezy path to Board Certification. It takes years of education and training, clinical hours, an intensive internship, board exams, and a career of learning to become an MT. Some believe that it takes a “special person” to be a therapist and I believe that to be true.