Monday, November 9, 2015

#Waiverwise: Music Therapy

Waiver services should be person centered. You will create a Service Plan within the budget limit ( $16,545 annually for FSW). There is more information available on this process in the waiver manual.

More information, including service costs, available in the manual:

Music Therapy

Music Therapy services are services provided for the systematic application of music in the treatment of the physiological and psychosocial aspects of an individual’s disability and focusing on the acquisition of nonmusical skills and behaviors.

Reimbursable Activities:

 Therapy to improve 
 Self-image and body awareness 
 Fine and gross motor skills 
 Auditory perception 

 Therapy to increase 
 Communication skills 
 Ability to use energy purposefully 
 Interaction with peers and others 
 Attending behavior 
 Independence and self-direction 

 Therapy to reduce maladaptive (stereotypic, compulsive, self-abusive, assaultive, disruptive, perseverative, or impulsive) behaviors 
 Therapy to enhance emotional expression and adjustment 
 Therapy to stimulate creativity and imagination. The music therapist may provide services directly, or may demonstrate techniques to other service personnel or family members 
 Planning, reporting, and write-up when in association with the actual one-on-one direct care/therapy service delivery with the waiver participant 

 Individual 
 Group services in group sizes no greater than four participants to one Music Therapist (Unit rate divided by number of participants served)  

The focus of this service must be therapeutic in nature rather than on the acquisition of musical skills obtained as the result of music lessons such as piano lessons, guitar lessons, etc. 

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