Does your child struggle to get words out? Do they know what they want to say but can’t form the words? Perhaps this will help. Kids develop speech in a fairly predictable manner, with certain milestones being considered “typical” at certain ages. For example, most babies at 7-9 months may produce more varied sounds such..
For kids who have a hard time hearing and responding when you give them directions, adding a little music or rhythm can help increase the likelihood that they will hear and understand. It’s important to think of the process of kids “following directions” as involving at least two components. The child hears and understands the..
Want to create more music at home with your child? Here are our Top 5 favorite instruments for quick at-home play, most of which are $8 or less! Often times people wonder, “what can I do to incorporate music at home?”. Although music therapy is usually only once a week, incorporating music throughout your week..
Whether you have a stellar voice or not, your child wants you to sing! Learn more about using music at home with your child. 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 children..
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..
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..
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,..
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..