We are doing all we can to advocate for and educate about music therapy here in Utah. Most recently we participated in a local radio segment on KRCL 90.9 FM! I recently had the privilege of participating in a radio broadcast about music therapy on a local Salt Lake City station–90.9 KRCL. It was a..
In a recent survey of 25 businesses providing music therapy in Utah, 95% responded that their music therapy program increases patient and customer satisfaction. 95%. That’s a pretty solid response for a survey of such a wide variety of providers. These survey respondents serve a wide variety of clients including those with brain injury, children with medical needs,..
Music Therapy is not only an innovative and high quality service, but is also cost effective. In this day and age, the first item a business considers with a new program is the $ amount. Will it fit into the budget? Where will the funds come from to pay for this program? For many companies, including those..
I get a lot of emails from prospective music therapy majors, students researching music therapy, and from people who just want to find out more about the profession. So many that I’ve decided to compile the most common questions into one post. Please feel free to respond/comment with any additional questions you may have and..
Music Therapy can make all the difference in Autism treatment. One of the simplest ways to support a child before, during, and after transitions is with a song. A music therapist can help you learn how to do it! Transitions can be especially difficult for many children with special needs. I’ve worked with many children..
Nursery rhymes are a powerful tool in promoting early childhood development. Naturally, they fit into music therapy interventions to make learning fun and effective. I have to admit that before I had my own kids I didn’t fully realize the benefit of nursery rhymes in early childhood. I used to think they were too short..
Music Therapy can be an effective way to help special needs children develop play skills. It takes musical instruments, helpful techniques, and a little patience. In my days I have worked with many special needs children who just LOVE to throw things. Give them a toy and they throw it for the sheer thrill of..
Music therapy helps children develop skills on both a conscious and subconscious level. It can quite literally help the body and mind complete tasks that were previously quite difficult. Find out how! When people ask about what music therapy is and how it can help their child, I like to start by explaining the domains..
Finding the right motivator is key in working with early childhood. Bubbles may be just the trick! I’ve recently fallen in love with bubbles. Well one particular brand of bubbles, actually: Tootle Turtle. These are seriously the most amazing bubbles I have ever used, and in the last few months I’ve gone through 3 different brands between..
Early Childhood is a crucial time for development. Let music be a part of it for your child! We are currently restructuring our early childhood music therapy groups! Up until now the groups have been focused on individuals with disabilities, but we are now inviting children of all abilities to participate and interact with one..