Naejeong Suh, Ed.D., MT-BC, NMT
Dr. Naejeong Suh is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) who has worked for children, adolescents, and older adults since 2008. Dr. Suh earned her bachelor’s degree in violin performance and master’s degree in education from the Kyung Hee University of Korea. She received her doctoral degree (Ed.D) in Music Education and Music Therapy from University of Georgia. Her dissertation title is “The Effects of Music Therapy and Music Education on the Quality of Life of the Healthy Elderly People.” After graduation, she completed her internship at the Monarch School and Institute in Houston, Texas.
Throughout her music therapist career, she has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and Edwards Syndrome. She has also worked with geriatrics with Alzheimer, individuals who have experienced drug and alcohol addiction, and hospitalized adult who are in long term acute care.
Dr. Suh is grateful for the opportunity to work with amazing people and especially therapy faculties at the Monarch School and Institute. Her goal is to work collaboratively with other professionals at the Monarch, to create new understanding of individual student’s experience and to help them achieve their goals. She believes music is a universal language and a tool for connection, which makes it ideal for which successful therapeutic interaction.