Sometimes having the right tools makes all the difference in getting where you want to go. This is especially true with music therapy. We have umbrella trees that need to be trimmed down to little stumps every fall. Currently, the project doesn’t take too long and we’re usually able to bust it out in one..
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..
Tommy was one of the most friendly, talkative, and animated students I’d ever worked with–an absolute delight! I thought he would made a great Captain Hook for our school musical, but I was surprised when I discovered his unique challenge. School musicals at Jordan Valley were quite the production. We were made up of 150..
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, the only school settings in Utah to utilize it in special education are the following: Center based schools who exclusively have students with..
We LOVE working with Early Intervention programs in Utah. The kids progress, the programs get awesome feedback from parents, and it is a cost effective way to serve children with IFSP’s. We have worked with several Early Intervention programs throughout the state of Utah, and continue to receive positive feedback from these programs on..
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..
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..
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..
What is music therapy and how does it work? Good question. Here’s a simple answer. This is a somewhat difficult question to answer because music therapy can look very different based on who you’re helping. But for our purposes here, I will answer it based on our work here at Harmony Music Therapy, which focuses..
Power comes with collaboration. Speech and Music Therapy fit together beautifully! Here’s how. Speech therapy is a well known and typically well understood approach to help children with special needs develop language. Music therapy, however, is less well known, but incredibly effective in promoting language development. So it is only natural that two therapists would..