We are working to expand the possibilities for music therapy in Utah Early Intervention Programs. Here’s a brief overview of we are in the process. At Harmony Music Therapy we use music therapy with a variety of populations, one of which is children in Early Intervention. Children are typically involved in 0-3 early intervention programs..
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..
Music Therapy plays a significant role in the development of children with special needs. Here’s how it helped “ignite” the brain of a little boy with Down syndrome. During a trial session a mother of a young boy with Down’s syndrome was skeptical about pursuing music therapy services. Having a background in special education, she..
Music in Early Childhood is a pretty big deal. From increased bonding to improved communication to building pre-literacy skills, it has an impact on all areas of life. Here are 6 ways parents can use music during this wonderful time of life! #1 Sing Singing is probably the most natural way to interact musically with..
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..
Music therapy is a powerful way to help kids make significant progress in the early years. And getting started may be much easier than you think. If you are reading this you have most likely heard about the benefits of music therapy, and you are considering including it to further improve your early intervention program. If this..
Music Therapy can be included as an Early Intervention Service under the IDEA Legislation. This means that your child can reap the benefits of music therapy during his or her time in Early Intervention. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) passed in 1986 supports states in providing identification of early intervention services for young children who..
Children respond to music, plain and simple. What parents and providers may not know is that music therapy can play a significant role in early intervention to help a child reach his or her potential. Whether you have a child who is typically developing or has special needs, music plays a big role in development. Children respond to music naturally, without..