Letters: Music as therapy

Re "Finding healing in music," Column, March 22

Music as a tool to help children cope with feelings of grief and pain has been shown to be an effective intervention; in fact, even lighthearted group drumming sessions can be of positive benefit.

Incorporating sensory integrative activities, such as music, help break down barriers posed by the feelings of fear, frustration, desperation and helplessness that children face when dealing with the loss of a loved one.

I underscore Arvis Jones' music therapy methodology as part of a psychosocial grief management recovery process for traumatized children.

Richard Boudreau
Marina Del Rey