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Music to their ears: Song- and instrument-based therapy helps kids with special needs develop, participate | Calgary Herald

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***The Arts in Health Series: Special Needs Education***

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          Music has extraordinary power in people’s development and lives; it needs to be at the heart of education for all young people. Today’s post from Calgary, Canada tells the story of how music is playing an important role in helping young people with special needs. I hope you will find some ideas here that you can use in your local community.

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Source: Music to their ears: Song- and instrument-based therapy helps kids with special needs develop, participate | Calgary Herald

 

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Music And Medicine With Renee Fleming And Francis Collins : Shots – Health News : NPR

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***Arts in Health Series: How the “Sound Health” Partnership Came to Be***

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          We have a  treasure trove of information that supports the impact of music on our health in many different ways. Today’s post from NPR tells the story of how the new partnership between the Kennedy Center and the National Institutes of Health became a reality. The “Sound Health” project is definitely one to watch.

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Source: Music And Medicine With Renee Fleming And Francis Collins : Shots – Health News : NPR

 

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Veterans using the creativity of music and art to heal PTSD | Fox News

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          The Veterans Administration includes arts therapy among the accepted elements of the protocols for veterans’ medical care. In addition to the formal VA programs at Walter Reed and around the country, there are many other projects that have been initiated and are run by veterans themselves. Warrior Songs is one of these, developed by a Wisconsin veteran of the Iraq war. Read about his inspiring story.

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Source: Veterans using the creativity of music and art to heal PTSD | Fox News

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Service-learning course reaches local residents with memory loss through music: News at IU: Indiana University

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music & Memory***

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           Music & Memory is one of the “Beacons of Hope” featured in the first of my Living Through Creativity resource guides. The program has gained acceptance and is being used with people with dementia across the world. Today’s post tells the story of how Music & Memory is being used in a service-learning course at Indiana University.

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Source: Service-learning course reaches local residents with memory loss through music: News at IU: Indiana University

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The healing power of music – Franciscan Children’s Hospital, Brighton MA

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music As Medicine***

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          One of the most important developments in the integration of the arts into healthcare has been the use of music in almost every kind of therapeutic setting. Less famous than Boston Children’s Hospital, Franciscan has also integrated music into its treatment of seriously ill children. Read this inspiring story of how music helps children in the healing process. This was originally a Sponsored Post in the Boston Globe, but no less important because of that.

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What Happens in the Brain When Music Causes Chills? | Smart News | Smithsonian

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          We all experience the powerful impact of music on not just our brain but our entire system. Today’s post is a fascinating article from Smithsonian’s Smart News shines the spotlight on those “frissons” or chills that we get from some music. Enjoy!

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Source: What Happens in the Brain When Music Causes Chills? | Smart News | Smithsonian

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Musicians without Borders – War Divides, Music Connects

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               Musicians without Borders is based in Amsterdam and has been working since 19999 with communities and especially children to help them recover from the traumatic stress of war, displacement, and natural disasters.They work over the longer term not only to provide music for healing but also to train local community music leaders to continue the work. Explore their website to learn more about this important work. They are a “Beacon of Hope” organization.

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What is sound therapy? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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            Sound Therapy goes beyond what we consider music, although formal music is where it begins in our minds and perceptions. This post from Mother Nature Network is a splendidly comprehensive overview of the impact of music in our lives; it includes a series of audios and videos so you can sample different kinds of music to see what affects you most.

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“Sound therapy can create a calming effect that quiets outside noise and allows the mind to flourish.”

Source: What is sound therapy? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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How Little Kids Rock Is Bringing Music Back to School | The 74

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             Kids need music!  Little Kids Rock is one of my favorite organizations bringing music into under-served schools across the nation. This inspiring story introduces you to their program of free instruments and musical training for over 500,000 young people. Thanks to The 74 Million website for the story.

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Source: How Little Kids Rock Is Bringing Music Back to School | The 74

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To Teachers in El Sistema-Inspired Programs

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***Music and Education Series: El Sistema Inspired Programs***

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          Providing the experience, knowledge, and skills of music is one of the most important things we can do to promote learning and healthy growth in young people. The El Sistema program has inspired and helped to develop similar programs around the world. Today’s post is a thoughtful letter to teachers in these programs from the authors of Playing for Their Lives.

          The featured images are the work of Iris Grace Halmshaw, a young English girl who is a brilliant painter who is also on the autism spectrum and strongly influenced by music. Check out her website, http://www.irisgracepainting.com

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“Our book Playing for Their Lives (playingfortheirlives.com) grew from our observations of teaching in El Sistema-inspired programs around the world, in over 25 countries and at over 100 program sites. This global faculty brings deep experience and skills to the shared global Sistema experiment…”

Source: To Teachers in El Sistema-Inspired Programs

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