English Titles

Music, Music Therapy and Child Development

Music, Music Therapy and Child Development

  • ISBN papier : 9782896196791
  • ISBN PDF : 9782896196708
  • 2013 - 190 pages

Music is always been a part of life. It mirrors what we are and what we

are experiencing in the present. The rhythm, melody, harmony, timber,

tempo, nuance and intensity bring images to mind and provoke movement.

Music is also a langage that we possess without ever having studied it.

This language is accessible to all and helps us express ourselves and


This book is intended to make parents, educators and care-givers

aware of how music and music therapy can benefit children. It deals with

sound and musical awareness, while focussing on the place of music in

the overall development of the human being, as well as music therapy, a

creative approach that is accessible to children, regardless of their

age, physical and intellectual condition, and cultural heritage.

It’s author has drawn heavily on research that describe the effect

of music, from the point of view of psychology, neuropsychology,

education, neuropedagogy and medecine; this research helps provide an

understanding of the potential of the alliance between music and


Guylaine Vaillancourt is a music therapist and a nurse. She also

assume different responsabilities in the Assocation québécoise de


Musique, Musicothérapie, Développement de l'enfant