Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages.
Music Therapy uses the medium of music to restore, maintain or improve specific skills. I offer both private and small group sessions designed to meet the specific learning needs of the client.
Music Therapy goals vary with each individual client. Music Therapy sessions can be designed to address needs already identified by a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) or to target specific goals requested by parents/caregivers.
Areas of instruction include working with all ages and disabilities, with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Learning Disabilities.
Potential Music Therapy applications include developing skills in the following areas:
- Develop orientation to the environment
- Increase attention span
- Support pre-academic and pre-reading skills
- Develop motor planning skills
- Improve dexterity and flexibility
- Increase gross and fine motor skills
- Increase eye-hand coordination
- Increase auditory discrimination skills
- Develop auditory concepts
- Increase sequential memory and recall
- Improve communication & language skills
- Improve group skills
- Increase self-esteem and self-confidence
- Develop independent leisure time activites
- Promote sensory regulation
- Decrease self-stimulation