For kids who have a hard time hearing and responding when you give them directions, adding a little music or rhythm can help increase the likelihood that they will hear and understand. It’s important to think of the process of kids “following directions” as involving at least two components. The child hears and understands the..
The combination of speech and music therapy presents a unique opportunity for two specialties to come together and maximize the child’s time in therapy. Over the years, we have had a great deal of success in collaborating with Speech Therapists in Music Therapy. The Speech Therapist focuses on speech and language development through their unique..
Oh, the power of music therapy! As the sun begins to rise over the mountains, a small child peeks through the blinds, anxiously awaiting her arrival. Where will they go on their adventures today? To the ocean, to the jungle, or to the rings of Saturn’s rays? The doorbell rings. He races to meet her…
If you’ve ever wondered whether it would be worth the effort to get your child involved in music therapy, wonder no more! This quiz is designed to assess the potential benefits of music therapy for your child based on the following: The needs of your unique child How much your child is drawn to music..
Special needs children make significant gains with music therapy. Here are a few examples. In all honesty, “Music Therapy Success Stories” is a hard subject for a post–and not because the stories are hard to find. Quite the contrary, actually. There are thousands and thousands of touching stories of music therapy with special needs children that it’s..
Music is a powerful therapy in helping special needs children grow and succeed in otherwise difficult areas. How can it help your child? Read on to find out how. If you have a child with a disability, you are likely actively looking for the best ways to help your child. Parents of special needs children such as..
Music therapy is a powerful tool in helping people connect. From children to older adults, it can make all the difference. One of my favorite parts about being a music therapist is seeing the people with whom I work begin to connect with others in meaningful ways. I use music to address a wide..
Music Therapy is a powerful tool in special education to help children learn and grow through music. In this video, Jaycie Voorhees explains how a music therapist might address some of the needs of children in special education by creating a song to target a specific need. In this case, the child needed help to learn..
Music Therapy can make all the difference for special needs children. Our article from the April 2015 issue of Utah Family Magazine outlines how. All of us relate to music in some way. Whether we connect to a song on a deeply emotional level or simply use favorite upbeat tunes during exercise, we all have some..
Parents already know that their children respond well to music. What they may not know is that music therapists are using music to help special needs children learn. I recently gave a presentation on music therapy to a room full of parents of special needs children including Down Syndrome and Developmental Delays. One of the..