Items Tagged ‘music 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 Expressive Arts Therapies UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

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