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..
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..
You’ve been interested in starting a music therapy program with your business or organization, but something is holding you back. Chances are, it’s one of these three barriers. #1 Budget If you’re a business owner, budget is always at the forefront of the decisions you make. In fact, it can trump even the best services..
Music therapy is as far reaching as the lifespan, and its impact is as timeless as music itself. So who can benefit from music therapy? Everybody can (but we’ll be a lot more specific on who is a good candidate!) Music Therapists are trained to use music to promote positive change in every walk of..
The use of music during a procedure can reduce the tactile neurons to help the patient experience less pain. Here’s a little bit about how and why it works. Sitting up in bed, her eyes were locked on mine as she mouthed the words, “West Virginia, Mountain Mama”. The music therapist stood bedside as the..
Goals in music therapy in Early Intervention generally focus on speech and language, social skills, motor development and coordination, and/or cognitive development (following directions, attention span and focus). The thing that confuses people at times about goals in music therapy is that they do not specify music in the goal. This is because music is..
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..
When starting new services with Early Intervention Programs one of the critical components is to make sure that the provider is qualified and credentialed. Here’s how it works with music therapy. In the State of Utah, Baby Watch sets forth the guidelines for credentialing and authorizing Early Intervention service providers. For many providers this process..
Many people wonder whether music therapists play instruments. Yes, we most definitely do. If you have never seen or heard much about music therapy, you may wonder what it involves, and if a Music Therapist simply pushes “play” on a CD player to help their client relax and calls it therapy. It is much, much more than..