The importance of playing with our kids cannot be overstated. Play is the foundation of connection for a child, and the more connected a child feels the less often power struggles arise. But it can be difficult for parents to take time to do play because we think differently from our children so much of..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
If you’ve ever wondered whether there is more to music therapy than nice songs, kumbaya, and fluffy “entertainment”, then have we got news for you! Music therapy is masked and misunderstood because our culture’s conception that the primary purpose of music is for entertainment. Us Westerners have come to limit the real power of music by..
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..
Music therapy doesn’t always help kids talk. It won’t always remove problem behaviors. And it isn’t a foolproof way to help your child improve in school. I’m a Music Therapist, so why would I say this? Because I’m being completely honest. What Music Therapy Will NOT Do Music Therapy doesn’t cure cancer. It doesn’t take away mental..