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Music Therapy Goals


How can music therapy help?


Based on an assessment and ongoing evaluation of a client’s needs, goals that can be worked toward in music therapy might include the following:



Cognitive Domain

  • Improve reality orientation

  • Provide intellectual stimulation

  • Improve short-term and long-term memory

  • Stimulate concentration and improve focus


Emotional Domain

  • Decrease stress/anxiety level

  • Increase self esteem

  • Encourage general emotional stability

  • Improve mood

  • Provide a positive outlet for self-expression


Physical Domain

  • Increase range of motion

  • Improve mobility

  • Decrease pain perception

  • Improve gross/fine motor skills


Social Domain

  • Improve social/interpersonal skills

  • Decrease feelings of isolation

  • Improve communication skills


Spiritual Domain

  • Meet religious/spiritual needs

  • Encourage a general sense of well-being

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