Using music at home is more important than most parents realize. Here are 7 reasons why parents should use music with their children. Parent-child interactions are directly related to children’s language, cognitive, and social-communicative development. The way parents respond to their child’s needs and signals with sensitivity, warmth, and acceptance directly affect’s their child’s feelings of..
One of the key elements of early intervention services is empowering parents with skills to help their child at home. Music should be one of those skills! One of the benefits of utilizing music therapy in early intervention is that the parents can gain practical ideas on how to use music in the home. Using music consistently and..
Early Intervention programs can contract with a music therapist and bring in their services when a child may benefit. These referrals can be for individual music therapy or community parent child music therapy groups. Individual Music Therapy An Early Intervention program can contract with a music therapist or hire one on staff to provide music..
Music Therapy can be included as an Early Intervention Service under the IDEA Legislation. This means that your child can reap the benefits of music therapy during his or her time in Early Intervention. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) passed in 1986 supports states in providing identification of early intervention services for young children who..
Every parent knows that children respond to music. What they may not know is that music therapy can play a significant role in early intervention to help a child reach his or her potential. Children respond to music, plain and simple. Whether you have a child who is typically developing or has special needs, music plays..
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..
Raising kids is hard. Music can help bring more joy to the process. When I became a new mom I was hit all at once with the stunning reality of caring for a helpless child. I struggled with the things every mom struggles with—lack of sleep, how to calm a fussy baby, and how to find joy..
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 teaching tool in special education. Elizabeth Academy Montessori has developed an inclusive program for a variety of students. This 2014-2015 school year I started working two days at a week at a private Montessori School in Salt Lake called The Elizabeth Academy. It is a state of the art..
At Harmony Music Therapy we work with many special needs children. With all of them, our philosophy is that “Every child has the potential to Grow”. I firmly believe that philosophy and hold to it with every client I see. I recently had a conversation with a client’s mother about her daughter’s progress in music therapy..