Items Tagged ‘music therapy’

November 25, 2019

Making NICU Easier Through Music

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I will ask the parents to write a poem or letter to their baby,” explains Esteban Roa, a music therapy fellow at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “We’ll take some of those words and put them to music. We have different approaches to creating a lullaby, and one is lyric substitution. We’ll ask the parents or […]

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Tags: Chase Child Life Program, featured, music therapy, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Creating Lullabies for NICU Babies

November 24, 2019

Creating Lullabies for NICU Babies

By uclahealth uclahealth

“The mother wrote a lullaby, which will be used on the pacifier activated lullaby (PAL) device when her baby is born and transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” explains Chelsea Brown, a music therapist intern in the maternity and NICU at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I think the continuity of care is really […]

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Tags: featured, music therapy, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, pacifier activated lullaby device, PAL device, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Ukelele for U

November 22, 2019

Ukelele for U

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I started watching music therapy videos online and was really inspired,” recalls Grace Pak, a music therapy intern at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “I have always loved music and serving others. Music therapy puts my two favorite things together. It’s a privilege for me to spend time with these families and patients. It’s an honor […]

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Tags: Chase Child Life Program, featured, music therapy, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Providing Healing Through Music

November 21, 2019

Providing Healing Through Music

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“I’m a vocalist, but as part of my music therapy training, I learned how to play percussion, the guitar, and the keyboard,” explains Amira Gill, a music therapy intern at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Music therapy is using your skills as a musician to reach certain clinical goals assigned by the hospital for the patients. […]

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Tags: Chase Child Life Program, featured, music therapy, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


With new fellows program and research underway, music therapy expands at UCLA

August 9, 2018

With new fellows program and research underway, music therapy expands at UCLA

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

A program that provides music therapy for patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is expanding by adding two music therapy fellows who will assist patients and new research beginning in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) over the course of a year. A $100,000 gift from The Music Man Foundation enabled UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital […]

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Tags: developing infants, infant, infants, music therapist, music therapy, NICU, pediatrics, preemies, premature infants, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


August 1, 2018

Vicky’s Music Therapy and Speech Therapy Co-Treat

By Expressive Arts Therapies Expressive Arts Therapies

Victoria is a 9 year-old girl who loves music and singing along with her favorite pop songs. She was here at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital receiving treatment for intestinal failure and other neighboring diagnosis, and a primary care goal of hers during her stay at the hospital was speech production. Victoria had been followed by […]

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Tags: fine motor skills, music therapy, patient stories, speech production, speech therapy, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Evangelyn's music therapy and physical therapy co-treat

June 28, 2018

Evangelyn’s music therapy and physical therapy co-treat

By Expressive Arts Therapies Expressive Arts Therapies

Evangelyn is an 8 year old girl who is full of life, creativity and sweetness. She loves music and loves to dance and sing. She has been receiving treatment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital due to a astrocytoma brain tumor. During treatment, Evangelyn has been receiving physical therapy to help regain some of her motor […]

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Tags: brain tumor, expressive arts therapy, music therapy, patient stories, UCLA Brain Tumor Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Band on tour with Justin Timberlake delights pediatric patients at UCLA

May 9, 2018

Band on tour with Justin Timberlake delights pediatric patients at UCLA

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital received a special treat from a musical group currently opening for Justin Timberlake. The Shadowboxers, a pop band from Atlanta, recently visited the hospital to play music for patients, families and staff. The Shadowboxers’ Adam Hoffman, Matt Lipkins and Scott Tyler strolled through the hallways, stopping in patients’ rooms […]

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Tags: Jenna Bollard, justin timberlake, music, music therapy, patient care, pediatrics, the shadowboxers, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Zoe's Music Therapy Story

January 17, 2018

Zoe’s Music Therapy Story

By Expressive Arts Therapies Expressive Arts Therapies

Zoe Crouse is a 14 year old with a fiery, fun-loving and caring spirit. Zoe has an immense love and appreciation for music. Zoe was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and in November of 2017, she experienced a cardiac arrest and left cerebellum stroke which resulted in severe neurologic devastation and lead her to […]

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Tags: Chase Child Life, music, music sessions, music therapy, patient stories, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Music therapist’s 5 tips for using music to improve health

June 9, 2017

Music therapist’s 5 tips for using music to improve health

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Music therapy provides a host of health benefits ranging from developmental support for children to stress management

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Tags: featured, Jenna Bollard, music, music therapist, music therapy, musical instruments, parenting, pediatric, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, therapy