In Music, Medicine & Miracles, Amy Robertson takes readers on a journey into the world of pediatric music therapy. With an outstanding mixture of clinical vignettes, scientific information and practical administrative experiences, she presents a compelling case for creating music therapy programs for infants and children across the country and around the world. Any hospital especially any children s hospital can benefit from her insights for enhancing their services.
In the last ten years, research has shown that premature infants are able to leave the hospital significantly sooner with music therapy. In some cases, children undergoing procedures like echocardiograms and CT scans are using music therapy instead of sedation. But despite these desirable applications and outcomes music therapy is not as widely accepted and used as it could be.