Music Therapist Publishes Treatment Goals

Dorita Berger treats developmental disorders with music.

Dorita Berger, a music therapist, concert pianist, and educator, is the author of "On Developing Therapy Goals and Objectives,” published in the March 1, 2009, edition of Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. Berger, who treats pervasive developmental disorders, autism, language learning delays, sensory issues, and anxiety disorders at her music therapy clinic in Norwalk, Conn., suggests that clinicians who assess human behaviors from a physiological perspective can design treatment goals and objectives to address not just symptoms of diagnoses, but to treat deficits through music therapy interventions. Berger’s past publications include the books Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child, and The Music Effect: Music Physiology and Clinical Applications, co-authored with Daniel Schneck.