Music is all around us. It is in the noises we make, the different sounds that we hear, and even our individual heartbeats. We are fortunate enough to live in the age of digital music where almost any song can be shared around the world. You can go to your local library and find songs from so many artists in so many different genres. Music is not just a great way to relax or express one’s self, music therapy is a method that can help those that are affected by traumatic brain injuries, dementia, autism, and ADHD. Check out this great article from Additude Magazine, and make some noise!
Music Provides Structure: Music provides our brains with rhythm and structure. This is important for those with ADHD as our brains try to find a sense of calm in our everyday life. It is easy to get distracted, and even easier to forget details. The challenge is directing and sustaining our attention to our everyday tasks, the same way we are able to give our full attention to listening or playing music. By incorporating music therapy in our daily lives, we are training the brain and strengthening those neural networks!