Music Therapy Goals

Functional, Therapeutic Goals 

Physical & Motor

Fine and gross motor skills, motor planning and coordination, hand-eye coordination, body awareness and control, gait, range of motion, muscle and respiratory strength and endurance, and pain management and relief. 

Developmental & Cognitive

Attention, memory, sequencing, thought processing, academic skills, functional daily living skills, and executive functioning such as organization, problem solving, decision making, reasoning and comprehension. 

Speech & Language

Receptive and expressive language, articulation, fluency, rate of speech, prosody, intonation, vocal health, and non-verbal communication. 

Social, Emotional & Behavioral

Appropriate social interaction, compliance, impulse control, following directions, sharing, turn taking, emotion identification and expression, coping skills, stress reduction, increased self-esteem, and quality of life. 


Self-regulation, proprioceptive integration (input to muscles and joints), vestibular integration (input for balance), reduced sensitivity and increased tolerance and integration of visual, auditory and tactile sensory stimuli.