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What does a music therapist do in children's hospitals?

Music therapists use music to treat pediatric patients and siblings of all ages and ability. This is done individually and in groups. Music therapists address socialization, communication, emotions, physical issues, thinking, memory, pain control, and senses.

They provide the following:
  • distraction and relaxation
  • support physical rehabilitation
  • help with learning skills, strengthening memory, and supporting learning
  • encourage empowerment and self-esteem

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