music at home

7 Reasons Why Music Helps Parents (and Kids!) Get Along Better at Home

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..

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early intervention

Two Powerful Ways to Utilize Music Therapy in Early Intervention

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..

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early intervention

Music Therapy Can Be Included as an Early Intervention Service

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..

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special needs children

Music Therapy Success Stories with Special Needs Children

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..

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special needs children

Special Needs Children: Every Child Has the Potential to Grow

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..

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