About Our Service
As a part of child life services, music therapy is available to your child. Music therapy is an established health profession that utilizes musical interventions to address specific goals for individuals of all ages. Studies show that music therapy improves the overall medical experience and has lasting benefits for children in the pediatric hospital setting.
In the children’s hospital setting, music therapy has been used to:
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Manage pain and discomfort
- Increase feelings of control
- Provide sensory stimulation
- Promote self-expression
- Encourage compliance with treatment
- Improve coping skills
It also provides the unique opportunity to involve the whole family in a way that promotes bonding, relaxation and meaningful time spent together.
Our music therapist, Bridget, is board-certified and divides her services between all inpatient units of the hospital, the hematology/oncology clinic and the dialysis clinic.