Avery was a spirited, curious, delightful ball of energy. She loved to explore the world around her and feel things with her hands–at least for a split second before throwing an object across the room to give it the thrill of flight. Avery was blind, deaf, and had Down syndrome and Autism. Despite her physical and..
Music therapy is a motivating and refreshing way to special needs children make much needed progress. Here’s a bit on the outcomes, benefits, and drawbacks of music therapy. Common Outcomes of Music Therapy Music reaches SO many different areas of functioning and development for special needs children. When working with children with Autism, Down syndrome, learning..
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…
Music can help kids memorize more than just the ABC’s. In this case, music therapy helped a girl with a seizure disorder learn her address in a fraction of the time it took without music. Several years ago I worked with a teenage girl with a seizure disorder and developmental delays. I provided music therapy..
Music therapy is grossly underutilized in special education settings across the country, but most especially in Utah. Here’s why. Even though students show significant progress with music therapy as a related service, only a handful of Utah schools currently utilize the power of music therapy. School-Based programs who currently incorporate music therapy include: Center based..
Besides the data, some of the best evidence of the impact of music therapy in the special needs classroom comes from teacher and student reports. Here is a sample of both from Utah Schools. We’ve worked with a variety of charter & private schools, as well as state funded programs providing music therapy for..
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..
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..