Music therapists use music to support children’s growth in non-musical goal areas, such as: communication, academic skills, social/emotional behavior, sensorimotor skills, and self-expression. Music therapy sessions are engaging and individualized according to each child’s strengths, goals, and preferences.
A Music Therapist May Use the Following Interventions to Address a Variety of Skills
- Practicing social skills, communicating wants and needs, and expanding language
- Using music as a memorization tool for academic concepts and personal safety information
- Using music to provide structure and motivation for daily routines and skills
- Taking turns
- Following directions
- Spatial awareness and coordination
- Increasing focus and attention
- Answering questions and sequencing skills
- Encouraging mindfulness
Movement & Relaxation
- Fine and gross motor movement
- Using music as a coping tool
- Deep breathing, relaxation exercises, and movement to support self-regulation
- Identifying, processing, and expressing emotions
- Cultivating choice making, self-expression, and creativity
Our Music Therapists
Our therapy is evidence-based and results-driven, as we believe this is the foundation for valid interventions and facilitating optimal outcomes. We use our professional expertise to assess interventions with our clients in conjunction with clinical research to produce individualized unique and measurable goals.
Each of our music therapists has appropriate advanced degree(s) and are currently certified to practice. Further, many have specialized (in terms of education and experience) in specific areas.
Start Music Therapy for Kids
To learn more about starting music therapy for kids, contact us through the form on our website. You can also reach out to your school’s administration to determine whether they’ve partnered with us. Let’s play together!