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ADHD Part Two: ADHD and Music Therapy

February 2, 2018

 

This is the second of a three part series about ADHD. Part One is about the basics of ADHD. Today's post will discuss how music therapy can help individuals who have ADHD. Finally, Part Three will list some helpful resources online and here in Utah. 

Lately we've been working with several kids who have ADHD here at Aim High Music Therapy. Something interesting that I've heard from some of their parents is that when their child was diagnosed, their doctor would immediately recommend having the child learn to play an instrument. And for good reason! Learning to play an instrument improves attention span, and there's some research which suggests just listening to music can help kids with ADHD improve their focus.

 

While learning to play an instrument in and of itself has many benefits, music therapy is even more effective. As