What Early Intervention Programs Are Saying About Music Therapy
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 the effectiveness and quality of services they receive. Here’s what these programs have to say.
I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback from our team and families who participate with their children. Cassie does a great job incorporating each child’s individual goals into the class.
We decided to build music therapy into our annual EI program budget. It was a cost-effective way for our program to offer additional services to the growing number of children in our program.
It has been easy to integrate Music Therapy classes into our program because Cassie obtained her professional authorization to serve as an adjunct provider in our program.
We appreciate the partnership and we’re very happy with the classes!
–Kelsey Lewis, Kids Who Count Early Intervention
Since I’ve been able to see the classes in their entirety several times, it has been fun to see the children respond to the music and to specific songs. After just a couple of times, the children respond, want to participate, show an understanding of “waiting” for their turn, and many are trying to use sounds and words.
The parents have been happy with the class content and with Cassie. She is working on the goals of the children during each session in a natural and fun way. The providers have seen how this service is helping the children they serve. We have a waiting list for the next session!
Music therapy is a positive experience for all involved!
–Melanie Linford, Kids Who Count Early Intervention
Music therapy has been a huge asset for our program. It allows families more choices, parents are coached and provided modeling on how to interact and encourage their children, groups are small and personal, I wish I had all the money necessary to provide this to all of our families.
–Meghan Boyd, DDI Vantage Early Intervention
If you’re considering adding music therapy to your program, we recommend starting with a free in-service. It will give you a nice picture of what music therapy looks like and how it can benefit your program.
We look forward to talking with you!