FREE introduction session!!!
Class is open to everyone and it’s geared to meet every child’s speech and
language milestone development. This class is NOT specified to children with delays!
When: Saturday April 5, 2014
What time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is the evidence-based practice of using music interventions to accomplish individualized goals in a therapeutic setting. Music therapists are board-certified individuals who have completed an approved academic program.
What Does a Music Therapist Do?
Assess clients based on their current level of functioning.
Create goals and objectives.
Implement therapeutic interventions and techniques to help clients work towards specific goals.
Evaluate client progress regularly.
Music Therapy Interventions
Singing, movement to music, playing instruments, music listening, songwriting, relaxation, improvisation
Who Can Benefit from Music Therapy?
Individuals of all ages and abilities can benefit from music therapy! Music therapy is helpful for babies, children, adolescents, adults and elderly individuals. Interventions target goals to:
• Increase socialization and communication
• Correct and develop speech sound production
• Maintain or develop fine and gross motor skills
• Teach cognitive concepts
• Express feelings and emotions
• Reduce stress and anxiety
• Alleviate pain
• Improve physical rehabilitation
• Develop positive coping skills
• Develop meaningful memories and experiences
Benefits of Music
Music is naturally motivating, easy to relate to, and provides a structured, non-threatening environment for clients. It is easily adapted for many different settings and circumstances, making it a wonderful medium to use. Also, music is known to stimulate both hemispheres of the brain. Use of the whole brain creates and strengthens neural pathways, which improves cognitive and behavioral outcomes.
Our Music Therapist, Brianna runs the toddler music groups, and also provides private music therapy sessions.
For more information about our music therapy program, please give us a call!