Have you ever heard the term “music therapy” and wondered what it meant? Well, you’re not alone. The concept of music therapy can be tricky to grasp when you compare it to other mainstream therapies. Speech therapists help with all things speech. Physical therapists help with all things physical. Occupational therapy helps with all things occupational, or..
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..
Speech Therapy and Music Therapy blend together beautifully. Using them in tandem can help children make significant progress! I got a call a few months ago from a Speech Therapist who was working with a 3 year old boy with Williams Syndrome. He was nonverbal and had frequent meltdowns during speech therapy, making it difficult..
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. As she enters, guitar on 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..
Whether you have a stellar voice or not, your child wants you to sing! Learn more about using music at home with your children in early childhood. If there is one thing I cannot emphasize enough about using music at home in early childhood it’s this–you don’t need to be musical! Many parents hesitate to sing with their..
We were recently featured on KSL and in the Deseret News for our work with students at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. Music Therapy is so powerful in special education–here’s why. Click here for the Original Article in the Deseret News Click here for the KSL Story Photo credit to Ravell Call, Deseret News..
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..