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    Programs that offer a form of therapy which uses music and music-related activities to address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals with mental, physical or developmental disabilities, substance abuse disorders, chronic health conditions or other problems. Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; and design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance and learning through music. Music can thus be used as a passive agent as in the case of listening to music to aid in reminiscence, reality orientation or relaxation; or as an active creative process in which the individual participates in musical production. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words.

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    Academy of Community Music - Forte Music ProgramForte provides rewarding musical experiences for school-aged children, ages 6-18, in a variety of settings including schools, summer camps, and community centers. Special emphasis is placed on reaching children with disabilities and economic disadvantages, and each Forte program is specially tailored to meet the needs of the students or facility. Examples of programs include after-school and summer camp recorder group classes, music therapy groups in public school system and a choir at a school for children with special needs.MontgomeryAcademy of Community Music - Montgomery; Fort WashingtonAcademy of Community Music
    Academy of Community Music - Harmony Music ProgramHarmony brings the benefits of music therapy to adults and older adults in the places where they live, learn, and receive care. Specially tailored music programs take place in adult care centers, group homes and senior centers. Examples include a weekly music therapy group at a group home for adults with developmental delays and a memories and music group at a nursing home.MontgomeryAcademy of Community Music - Montgomery; Fort WashingtonAcademy of Community Music
    Academy of Community Music - Music TherapyIndividual music therapy is provided on-site in Fort Washington. A certified music therapist will assess students with special needs to determine proper placement. Adapted private lessons are offered with a music therapist as well. Music therapy sessions focus on achieving set goals as determined by the therapist, clients, and guardians.MontgomeryAcademy of Community Music - Montgomery; Fort WashingtonAcademy of Community Music
    Adult Care of Chester County - Therapeutic ActivitiesAdult Care of Chester County believes that a comprehensive adult day services program includes services specific to the strengths and needs of the people attending. That includes nursing oversight, medication administration, and other skilled nursing services that match the needs of each individual. It includes assistance with activities of daily living at the appropriate level for each person attending. It includes therapeutic activities that are carried out with modifications to match the abilities of each person in the group. It includes a full-time music therapist on staff to provide music therapy and development or enhancement of hidden talents and interests. Lunch and two snacks are provided with special diets based on nutritional and medical needs of the people attending. Our comprehensive adult day services program also includes caring for the family caregivers through individual and group support and education. People attend 2-6 days per week depending on their needs and circumstances.ChesterActive Day - Adult Care, Sharp Lane Center - Chester; ExtonActive Day - Adult Care of Pennsylvania (Chester)
    ALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation - Supported Life SkillsThe Supported Life Skills program has an individualized approach to meeting educational, vocational, and social-emotional needs of the whole person. A full cognitive evaluation and a person centered assessment is used to allow the person and family to self-determine an individual's day based on needs, wants, and dreams. This process then develops a personalized approach to learning,working, and experiencing community in a very deliberate and systematic method. Some of the components to our small group approach may include but are not limited to the following: > Pre-vocational paid work experience > Occupational therapy consultation > Nursing Consultation > Adult daily living skill building > Communication skill building > Community life skills > Care for older adults > Physical wellness and therapy > Socialization and recreation > Music Therapy > Behavior Specialist Services > Psychological Consultations > Communication Program Design and Therapy > Arts and Crafts > Swimming and Aquatics > Therapeutic Animal Care > Massage Therapy > Horseback RidingMontgomeryAdvance Lane Training and Employment Corporation (ALTEC) - Montgomery; ColmarALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation
    BuildaBridge International - Community ProgramsBuildaBridge Community provides arts-integrated intervention and education to children and families in underserved communities. In collaboration with local schools, community centers, transitional homes, and religious congregations, BuildaBridge Community delivers life skills training, artistic educational experiences, and therapeutic intervention through art-making in music, drama, dance, creative writing, and the visual arts.PhiladelphiaBuildaBridge International - Philadelphia; GermantownBuildaBridge International
    Embracing Our Veterans - Music for VeteransA free weekly program of Music & Camaraderie, includes musical instruction and musical instrument.ErieEmbracing Our Veterans - Music for VeteransEmbracing Our Veterans
    Holistic Health and Wellness Center & 8 Dimensions of Wellness Training InstituteCare for the body, mind, and spirit through life wellness programs; e.g. life coaching, personal and professional development/education, mindfulness/meditation sessions and social connecting/healthy relationships. Also a certified training institute on the eight dimensions of wellness: physical, environmental, social, emotional/mental, intellectual and spiritual for continuing education credits. Provides the following services: - Meditation / Mindfulness - Creative Writing / Journaling - Art / Painting / Drawing - Healthy Eating / Cooking - Purposeful Living Gatherings - Massage Therapy - Reiki / Pilates / Yoga / Ta-Chi - Sound / Music Therapy - Aromatherapy - Drumming Circles - Personal Coaching - Smart Recovery Sessions - Space Rental is available (Hourly & Monthly Rates available)DauphinLife EsteemLife Esteem
    Hopes and Dreams Foundation - The Dream ClubThe Dream Club is a service developed by the Hopes and Dreams Foundation for children with disabilities ages 9 and above. The Dream Club programs bring the children together in a fun setting where they can participate in art, crafts, music, and drama. There is no charge for Dream Club participants.BucksHopes and Dreams Foundation - Bucks; SouthamptonHopes and Dreams Foundation
    Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Computer MusicThis program provides clients with an opportunity to use assistive music technology for self-expression and skill development. Computers dedicated to use with adaptive equipment and software, along with gesture recognition and other adaptive technology, provide an avenue for therapists and students to develop musical relationships. Regardless of developmental levels, the technology enables an avenue for musical interaction and skill building. Many of the technology-based musical experiences for clients with the most severe physical differences are centered around the use of switches, which are essentially customized buttons pressed in any way possible to provide control input to different kinds of devices. They can be positioned on specialized universal mounts that put them near any body part that a person can control.PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy
    Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Early InterventionAllows parents to be involved in early arts interventions for their infants and toddlers with special needs, along with typically developing children. Action and purposeful movement in a relational context appear to be the building blocks of developmental change and are of relevance for cognitive change. In this case, the structure is musical and has the advantage of flexibility. The capabilities of each child, no matter how limited, are brought into the mutual realm of musical relationship with the parent and therapist, are open to variety and, thereby, development. Music has demonstrated success with this population in facilitating socialization, self-expression and language development.PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy
    Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Family Music and Movement Circles for Children with AutismProvides music and movement therapy for children and their family members or caregivers. Groups will meet for 8 consecutive Saturdays at our Northeast Philadelphia studios. Music Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy incorporate the universal language of non-verbal expression providing children with disorders of relating and communicating a bridge for relating to others. Light refreshments will be served to give parents or caregivers and children the opportunity to informally network with each other and Kardon staff.PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy
    Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Home-Based Music TherapyIndividuals in need of counseling may be ideal candidates for music therapy because of a long-term love of music, or when its been determined that verbal interventions would not be as effective. For this population, Music Therapy can address a variety of goals including: -Reduce isolation and loneliness -Increase cognitive stimulation -Improve mood -Lessen anxietyPhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy
    Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Individual SessionsBefore starting a program, all clients have an hour long assessment. A therapist spends time with each individual prior to entering the program in order to assess his/her interests, talents, and skills. Observations and recommendations are then discussed and an individualized program is created which may be 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length depending on the skill level and/or attention span of the individual. Hours vary at each location. Generally, sessions are available Monday through Thursday and Saturday.PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy
    Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Music Therapy for Children with AsthmaUses techniques and activities in music therapy to facilitate client involvement and compliance in their therapeutic activities. The music therapy intervention is in addition to other asthma treatments.PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy
    Living Unlimited Incorporated - Music TherapyMusic Therapy is the systematic application of music to restore, improve and maintain physical, cognitive and emotional health. Music, which is processed by the whole brain, has been closely associated with health throughout the ages. Therefore, structured, comprehensive music therapy format addresses all areas of functioning needed to affect positive change.DauphinLiving Unlimited IncLiving Unlimted Inc
    Living Unlimited - Music Therapy - North Regional OfficeMusic therapists use music as an intervention to people reach their goals within therapy. It can be designed to promote wellness or help to manage stress, alleviate pain, express feelings, enhance memory, improve communication and promote physical rehabilitation.LycomingLiving Unlimited - North Central PA Regional OfficeLiving Unlimited
    Music TherapyMusic therapy, simply put, is the therapeutic use of music by a trained professional to achieve a desired effect or accomplish a personal goal or objective.DelawareMusic Works - Delaware; HavertownMusicWorks
    Music Therapy-St.Joseph's CenterMusic Therapy soothes pain, relieves stress and relaxes muscles. It builds self-esteem, encourages interaction, uplifts spirits, strengthens the immune system, enhances well-being and much more. A qualified Music Therapist uses music to achieve the restoration, maintenance, and improvement of mental and physical health.LackawannaOutpatient TherapySt. Joseph's Center
    Saint Mary Manor - Recreational TherapyThe caregivers at Saint Mary Manor are committed to enhancing the quality of life for our residents with a carefully designed recreation program. Recreation provides residents the opportunity to explore life in the social, spiritual, cognitive and physical domains. A large variety of activities, such as music programs, arts and crafts, trivia games and the ever popular Bingo are a fundamental part of the leisure experience here at Saint Mary Manor. Emphasis is placed on supporting the self-reliance and dignity of residents as well as filling their lives with joy. Our staff of experienced, committed, recreation professionals continually craft programs based on the resident's needs and desires. We encourage residents to strengthen their sense of autonomy by providing the availability of self-directed activities. We seek to create an environment for spiritual growth and discovery, enabling residents to find meaning in the twilight of their lives. MontgomerySaint Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare - Montgomery; LansdaleSaint Mary Manor
    Songs of Love FoundationNonprofit organization that composes and records personalized one-of-a-kind songs for terminally and chronically ill children. Works with over 150 hospitals, health care institutions, and individual families to provide "the medicine of music" to children throughout the US. Funded by individual and corporate donations. Cooperating donors may join in singing on the recordings. Singers, songwriters, instrumentalists, and school groups who wish to volunteer their time and talents are welcomed.PO Box 750809, Forest Hills NY (Songs of Love Foundation)Songs of Love Foundation
    Spirit Fire Farm - Music TherapySpirit Fire Farm offers assistance to youth ages 12-24 in the Greater Philadelphia area that are faced with obstacles in living including, but not limited to, grief and loss issues, trauma, addiction, self-injury, eating disorders, depression, mild violent tendencies, behavioral struggles, crime, poor academic performance and low self-esteem.ChesterSPIRIT FIRE FARM, INC.Spirit Fire Farm

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