Music is all around us. It is in the noises we make, the different sounds that we hear, and even our individual heartbeats. We are fortunate enough to live in the age of digital music where almost any song can be shared around the world. You can go to your local library and find songs from so many artists in so many different genres. Music is not just a great way to relax or express one’s self, music therapy is a method that can help those that are affected by traumatic brain injuries, dementia, autism, and ADHD. Check out this great article from Additude Magazine, and make some noise!
Music Provides Structure: Music provides our brains with rhythm and structure. This is important for those with ADHD as our brains try to find a sense of calm in our everyday life. It is easy to get distracted, and even easier to forget details. The challenge is directing and sustaining our attention to our everyday tasks, the same way we are able to give our full attention to listening or playing music. By incorporating music therapy in our daily lives, we are training the brain and strengthening those neural networks!
Explore Different Types: There are so many different types of music to help one express themselves! Try listening to one genre a week to find out your favorite type of music. It is easy for us to get stuck listening to the same genre or the same artists. This is a great way to branch out and listen to new artists. Another great way to explore new music is by asking your friends what do they listen to. We all have different songs that help us get through the week, you never know which suggestion will make your playlist!
Learn An Instrument: Learning an instrument is a great way to begin music therapy. You will not only learn a new instrument but also have a tool you can use to express your inner feelings. Try learning your favorite instrument and unlock your music potential.
Music therapy is a great way to express one’s self and strengthen their executive function. By incorporating music therapy into your everyday life, you will be may find your rhythm and achieve success.
At Play Attention, we integrate NASA inspired technology with cognitive skill training and behavior shaping to strengthen your attention and executive function. Learning an instrument requires your attention, time management, impulse control, and memory. Play Attention will help you improve all of these cognitive areas thereby complementing your music therapy. You will develop the skills you need to thrive and succeed at home, school, and work. Call us today to schedule your 1 : 1 consultation 800-788-6786