We are excited by the music therapy program the Murphy Foundation has recently funded. It will make it possible for us to have a new Music therapist work directly with our pediatric rehab patients. Most children are suffering some kind of spinal or brain injury and music is really therapeutic. It helps distract and encourage them during rehabilitation exercises. Also they can learn how to play an instrument.”– Christine Marten, M.A., CCC-SLP, Manager, Pediatric Rehabilitation
The Music Therapist Program funded by the Murphy Family Foundation supports a new music therapist at Miller’s Hospital, bringing fun, skill and distraction to our pediatric patients. Children who have experienced accidents, are suffering from brain injury or illness really appreciate the joy and presence of music. Music is especially when a child has to undergo a difficult or painful procedure. Songs are also a great way of reinforcing exercises such as walking or speech therapy.