What can music therapy do for kids with Autism? With a focus on emotional regulation, social skills, language development, and cognitive development, we discover new strengths and help them do things they may not have done before. It’s pretty amazing. Here are just a few of the responses we see when we use music therapy..
Music attached sound to his feelings, and in doing so it pulled the intensity of emotion out from inside of him, giving him a moment of peace. He asked if he could play a song he wrote on the guitar. Relieved at the chance to make music, he pulled the strap over his shoulders and stood to play. Admitted..
So you’re interested in a music therapy program for your Residential Treatment Center. What will it cost? If you’re a Residential Treatment Center looking to include music therapy in your programming, there are a few things to consider that will influence the overall cost. Because each organization has unique needs, circumstances, and location, there is no static..
You’ve heard rumblings about it. You’ve researched what it is. And now you’re wondering if music therapy is really the right thing for YOUR child with special needs. So here’s a little self assessment to help you decide what to do next. Music Therapy IS a good fit if: You want to discover your child’s strengths (not..
One of the concerns with music therapy often expressed by related professionals (such as the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, or ASHA), is that music therapy is so broad in scope. Honestly, I have to agree. I’ve never been able to comfortably argue the point that music therapy is confusing because it is so broad. And honestly, I’m a..
If you’ve ever wondered whether there is more to music therapy than nice songs, kumbaya, and fluffy “entertainment”, then have we got news for you! Music therapy is masked and misunderstood because our culture’s conception that the primary purpose of music is for entertainment. Us Westerners have come to limit the real power of music by..
The data speaks for itself when considering the impact of music therapy in special education. Here is some data from Utah Schools. We have seen some exciting gains from students receiving music therapy in various school settings in Utah. Harmony Music Therapy has provided music therapy services in a variety of school settings including public..
Music Therapy in special education has a huge impact on students. It lights up students who are otherwise closed off, it teaches students who are otherwise stuck, and accelerates learning for those with learning delays. We have seen incredible student progress using music therapy in a variety of school settings, including those with severe and..
Music therapy doesn’t always help kids talk. It won’t always remove problem behaviors. And it isn’t a foolproof way to help your child improve in school. I’m a Music Therapist, so why would I say this? Because I’m being completely honest. What Music Therapy Will NOT Do Music Therapy doesn’t cure cancer. It doesn’t take away mental..
In music therapy we were able to celebrate and maximize what this boy COULD do rather than focus on his disabilities. During music therapy he connected with his peers and showcased more of his true self. The director of an early intervention program approached me about adding an additional student to our music therapy group. The..