And then, the most amazing thing happened…

Sam’s Fans supports music and art therapy in several pediatric hospitals. We are so grateful that our partners from these hospitals often send us stories and testimonials. They reflect the impact that music and art therapy can have! 
 
We also believe it is important to share these stories with the true heroes.

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Expanding Music Therapy Access – Dayton Children’s Hospital

For today’s blog post we are bringing you an update about the music therapy program that Sam’s Fans supports at Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH). This blog post is based on the episode from The Power of Stories with Ella Guillard, MT-BC, music therapist at DCH. 
 
New Music Therapist in Behavioral Health Unit
Sam’s Fans first supported the first pilot program for music therapists at DCH.

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Five Forces That Have Influenced Music Therapy

Music therapy has developed as a profession and a discipline over many years. Similarly to any other profession, there are many factor that have influenced its development. Therefore, it is safe to say that music therapy does not look the same today as it did 50 years ago or even 10 years ago! What are these forces —as Leslie Bunt introduced them in his book Music Therapy: An Art Beyond Words—that have shaped and influenced music therapy?…

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Music Therapist Jessica Gets Creative During Coronavirus Times

Blog post written by guest music therapist Jessica Bogacik, MT-BC. Jessica is a Sam’s Fans-supported therapist offering music therapy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She wrote this blog post to tell us how she’s adapting to the situation with the coronavirus:
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Wow! What unique times we are all living through right now. Music therapists across the country,…

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You Wouldn’t Expect Them to Benefit from Music Therapy

Music therapy can have an impact on a wide range of populations. It can help the elderly, specially those with dementia, it can help kids with burns, also children with autism, and premature babies in the NICU. And so much more! There is even one population you wouldn’t think of when you think of music therapy….

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History of Music Therapy: From Antiquity to Today

Music therapy is a relatively new profession. Certain countries in the world have recognized it as a discipline in the course of at least the last 70 years. Nevertheless, the idea of using music therapeutically might be as old as humanity itself. In this blog post, you can read a brief summary of the history of music therapy,…

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Who Can Benefit From Music Therapy?

Many Can Benefit From Music Therapy

As we have explained before in our blog, music therapy is the use of music interventions by a credentialed professional to achieve individualized goals. So now let’s talk about who can benefit from music therapy. You obviously hear the most about music therapy being used for seriously ill children and their families from us….

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