Music Therapy is a well-established, research-based profession in which music is used in support of therapeutic and educational goals. Music Therapy is used to improve cognitive, social, physical, psychological, or communication functioning. Review the resources below to address your particular need and to learn more about the American Music Therapy Association.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who do not have certain types of health care coverage or who are not using certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill for health care items and services before those items or services are provided.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any health care items or services upon request or when scheduling such items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- If you schedule a health care item or services at least 3 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 1 business day after scheduling. If you schedule a health care item or service at least 10 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after scheduling. You can also ask any health care provider or facility for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you do, make sure the health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after you ask.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more for any provider or facility than your Good Faith Estimate from that provider or facility, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate and the bill.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers, email FederalPPDRQuestions@cms.hhs.gov, or call 1-800-985-3059.
We like to include staff and caregivers into sessions as an added element of relationship building and social capital for the individuals and groups we serve.
This is also an opportunity for you to absorb the benefits of music-based experiences and engage with your students, residents, patients or clients in a new meaningful way. Learn more about how you can provide support within a music therapy session.
Our team of Board Certified Music Therapists create engaging, interactive programs to meet the goals of your organization. Our presentations not only qualify for staff development credits (CE’s), but also offer a platform to re-energize your staff and provide a new set of tools and skills they can apply to their work. For families, our presentations provide active and engaging music experiences along with valuable content that can translate to any environment. Learn more
- Roman Music Therapy Services – Info Sheet
- Roman Music Therapy Services Rack Card
- Project Harmony Rack Card
Age Specific Resources
- Music Therapy in Early Childhood
- Music Therapy for Children and Youth with Special Needs
- Music Therapy for Adults with Disabilities
- Music Therapy for Seniors
School Related Resources
- Music Therapy in Schools: Service Delivery Options
- Music Therapy as a Related Service
- Determining Appropriateness of a Music Therapy Assessment
- US Dept of Education Clarifying Music Therapy as a Related Service
Hospice and Medical Resources
- American Music Therapy Association – The Professional Organization for Music Therapists in the United States
- New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association – The Regional Organization in New England through the AMTA
- Certification Board for Music Therapists – The Credentialing Organization for Music Therapists
- Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy – An international online community publication forum with essays, weekly column and discussions
- Journal of Music Therapy – Publication of the American Music Therapy Association
- Music Therapy Perspectives – Publication of the American Music Therapy Association
In the state of Massachusetts, Early Intervention services are covered through insurance and state funds. There is no cost to families for an evaluation or home visits within this program. If you have any concerns about your child’s development in any area, they can do an evaluation at your home and give you a picture of your child’s development in all areas as compared with their chronological age. If you have concerns as parent or a grandparent, it is a good idea to follow up with a evaluation. There is no harm or cost, and services at this young age make a huge difference in the trajectory of development!
To find your local provider, go to this Early Intervention Programs Listing through Mass Family Ties and select your town. It will direct you to the provider for your area.
This group hosts lots of community programs, groups for grandparents raising grandchildren, and a Baby Café for nursing support. They also have a weekly email with information about parent workshops and family events. Learn More on their website or by calling 781-246-5187.
This national organization’s website has lots of great information and printable resources for families. The science, policy and publications this organization supports are all very strong, reliable sources. They also have fantastic national conferences if you’re looking to be more involved in early childhood issues and policy related concerns. For parenting specific information, visit the Zero to Three Parenting Page.
Right in our own backyard is an internationally recognized center that focuses on research and application to support early childhood development. The videos and in-brief publications on this site are incredibly informative and easy to digest, despite being heavy in research and science. This page on Key Concepts is a good place to start exploring.