About Music Therapy
What is Music Therapy?
Renee Coro, Music Therapist
Renee has experience working with the following populations: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, Speech/Language Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Emotionally Disturbed, ADD/ADHD, Alzheimer's & Dementia, Williams Sydrome, Asperger's Syndrome, Seizure Disorders, OCD, Anxiety and people having developmental delays.
Renee currently works in a variety of settings including on staff at Wingate of Hampden, a skilled nursing facility, public and private schools, community outreach programs and home clients providing music therapy services.
Music therapy services are designed to meet the client's specific needs through an assessment, treatment plan, ongoing re-evaluations and documentation. Sessions can be held both in individual settings 1:1 or in small groups depending on the needs of client(s).
During these sessions we work on the client reaching their highest potential through trusting, interactive musical experiences through singing, songwriting, movement and playing instruments. We work on the growth and maintenance of functional life skills in the area of communication, gross and fine motor skills, socialization, emotional well being, cognitive skills and self expression for the highest quality of life! For more information please fill out our contact form or contact Renee directly to sign up for services and here our latest group offerings.
Music therapists are individuals who have completed a 4-year degree in music therapy or the equivalent, a 6-9 month AMTA-approved internship, and have passed the Board Certification Exam in Music Therapy to receive the credential MT-BC. Continuing education is required to maintain the MT-BC credential. Many music therapists continue on to receive masters degrees or advanced trainings in music therapy or in related fields.
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program (AMTA)
Music therapists help people with a wide variety of needs- physical, communicative, emotional, social- in a wide variety of settings, including schools, homes, nursing homes, private practice, hospitals, rehabilitation settings, and many others.