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..
Despite its powerful impact on students, music therapy is a rare service in special education in Utah. We are finding alternative ways to get the ball rolling! In some states (such as California) music therapy is more widely used in public schools, while others have little to no music therapy involvement in special education. Up..
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..
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..