6 Signs that Music Therapy Is (or Is Not) Right for Your Child
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 “fix” what’s “wrong” with them)
- You want your child to develop their strengths, creativity and self esteem
- Your child needs help working through emotions, getting along with friends and family, or communicating
- You understand that big change comes through practicing new skills in therapy, then applying those skills at home
- You see the value of helping your child from many approaches (multidisciplinary approach)
- You believe that music is a unique and powerful tool
Music Therapy is NOT a good fit if:
- You want to “fix” what is “wrong” with your child
- You’re more concerned with immediate behavioral or academic improvements over individual strength, creativity, and self esteem
- Your child is not experiencing any concerning behaviors or challenges
- You’re only committed to one type of therapy for your child
- You don’t see how one more therapy could really make a difference
- You do not value music
If you answered “yes” to most of the second set of questions, then you will likely be more satisfied with other types of therapy for your child. Many parents are happy doing only ABA, and that’s okay! You need to do what is right for your family and your child.
If you answered yes to most of the first questions, then music therapy is highly likely to be a great fit for you–so come on in and see what it can do!
Still wondering? That’s why we would like to offer you a FREE trial session.
That’s how confident we are about this work and want you to see it for yourself.
So what happens in a free trial session? We will:
- Demonstrate music therapy interventions and work with your child
- Discuss possible goal areas for treatment
- Provide you with relevant evidence-based research on music therapy
Just click on the link and request a free trial OR you can call Jaycie Voorhees at 801-718-7637 to schedule now.