If you believe your child would benefit from music therapy, you as a parent or teacher have the power to make it happen in their special education setting! Here’s how. Parents and teachers often run into difficulties when trying to get music therapy services on their student’s IEP because administrators are unfamiliar with music therapy…
Many children with communication delays have difficulty making their wants and needs known. Music is an effective and memorable way for children to learn how to make requests. In this video, Cassie demonstrates how implementing a pause or a break during a song can help encourage your child to communicate their wants and needs by..
By now, most people have at least heard of music therapy. But for many, the question still remains: what do music therapists do? I’ve been a Music Therapist for over 10 years now, and every time I tell someone I’m a Music Therapist, they inevitably ask the same question: “so what is music therapy?” I answer..
So you’re interested in a music therapy program for your organization. What will it cost? If you’re a business looking to contract with a music therapist, 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 rate. But we can..
If you are looking to set up a music therapy contract for your school, hospital, treatment center, practice, or company, here’s what to expect when setting up your program. The process to starting a successful music therapy program looks similar for almost all businesses. It will follow 6 easy steps, and once we’ve set it all up you’ll likely..
If you’re new to music therapy, you may be wondering “what is it? What does it look like? And who can it help?” And trust me, you’re not alone—most people have the exact same questions. Simply put, music therapy helps strengthen relationships, lengthen attention span, work through difficult emotions, and even improve communication, speech and..
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..
Colors become a lot of fun to learn when they’re part of a song! Check out this one to help you as you teach your kids the basics. As you may already know, anything becomes more fun to learn once music is involved. Learning and playing with colors is no exception! I wrote this song..