UB Music-que Therapy Services is Dominique Piqugard’s private music therapy practice.
UB Music-que stands for Using music to Better your quality of life through difficult times. We offer music interventions with families for the benefit of both the children and parents. Sessions are designed around the developmental needs and possible diagnosis of a developmental delay or a neurological condition that changes how your child or parent can interact with others and be involved in their community.
Music helps to stretch, to exercise and connect different areas of the brain, to establish a sense of community with our family and community. It connects us with our expressive and playful self, without the need for words to be heard or understood. We were born with innate motor skills to synchronize to the rhythm of the music. Music therapy interventions are based around the different uses of musical elements (rhythm and tempo, melody, harmony, timbre, and metaphor) to help reach your goals and improve your overall well-being.
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We focus on the therapeutic goals, established together after the initial assessment, we work together with each family to co-create appropriate music therapy interventions that will offer opportunities to increase abilities, as well as simulate a sense of confidence, and an opportunity for the brain to find new circuits and pathways to help with daily independent living activities such as walking, eating, talking and interacting with others, which may be more difficult than before after a diagnosis of a developmental delay or neurological condition. What types of conditions can UB Music-que therapy services support?
Please see some examples here. This list is not all possible conditions but a sample of common conditions that are commonly supported by certified music therapists.
We know that when yoU are Being engaged in making and playing music, yoU receive many Benefits to your health and well-being. For more current research on music therapy and how it is growing, this will link you to a small sample of these studies on our resource page. If you’d like to get to know more about UB Music-que first, you can learn more about our team here. We’re ready to help families in our community with music.