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Can Music Save Lives?

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Can music save lives? Listen to and watch professional pianist, composer, author, and American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) artist spokesperson ...

Music Therapy and Military Populations: An Update

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

I am very pleased to inform our readers that the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) has just announced the publication of Music Therapy and Mil...

Robin Spielberg -- Celebrity Support for Music Therapy

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 11.14.2013 | Impact
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Fifteen years ago professional pianist Robin Spielberg's daughter Valerie was born at 23 weeks and five days! Weighing just under a pound, Valerie was...

A White Wind Blew

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Books
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Author James Markert grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and was intrigued by the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a tuberculosis hospital with the highest rate of TB in the country, at a very young age.

Music Therapy for Individuals With Autism

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Literature reports that most individuals with autism spectrum disorder respond positively to music. The frequency with which people with ASD show a heightened interest and response to music makes it an excellent therapeutic tool for working with them.

Music Therapy Intervention In Medical Settings

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Music therapy services in medical settings such as hospitals take many forms. Patient outcomes are individualized and specific. Although benefits are often described in medical terms, music therapy is clearly for the "whole person."

A Few Notes Upon Witnessing a Bunch of Pretend Lawyers Hoot, Holler, and Collapse Into Tears

Zac Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Zac Hill

The very structure of college mock trial makes concepts like "goodness" or "sincerity" or "honesty" useless.