Items Tagged ‘music therapy’

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 rhatoum

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 jennabollardmusic1

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 jennabollardmusic

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 rhatoum

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 jennabollardmusic

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 rhatoum

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


Sam's Love for Song (A Tribute)

May 18, 2017

Sam’s Love for Song (A Tribute)

By Expressive Arts Therapies UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital expressiveartstherapies

This tribute is shared in honor of Samatha Surban (1/17/2006-2/10/2017). We would like to honor her special spirit, strength and love for music. Sam spent time consistently participating in Music Therapy sessions while receiving treatment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Sam LOVED music and was absolutely determined to learn guitar and master some of her […]

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Tags: cancer, Chase Child Life, child life, featured, music, music sessions, music therapy, musical instruments, patient stories, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Music therapy strikes a chord with patients and families

December 8, 2016

Music therapy strikes a chord with patients and families

By uclahealth uclahealth

How do you help a child who’s become so fearful in the hospital that she has stopped speaking? The answer may be “Blowin’ in the Wind” — or maybe “Fight Song.” Whichever tunes moved this little girl to speak, it was music to her music therapist’s ears. Stories like these are why staff and families […]

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Tags: evidence-based, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, music, music therapist, music therapy, neonatal intensive care unit, physical therapy