Harmony Music Therapy
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Harmony Music Therapy offers high-quality music therapy services for adolescents and children with disabilities. Treatment consists of an assessment, formulating objectives and goals with the parents and/or child, using music functionally to help attain those goals, then working to generalize the skills gained to the child's typical environment. Treatment is usually in the form of weekly sessions, lasting from 30-50 minutes, depending on the ability level and needs of the child. Parents who utilize Harmony Music Therapy services express excitement about the amount of progress and level of interaction they see from their children during sessions. Music is a motivating and enticing tool (as everyone who has children knows), and having a trained therapist use that tool to help children meet developmental milestones has powerful outcomes. A board-certified music therapist offers the aforementioned services, and practice the standards of clinical practice set forth by the American Music Therapy Association. Harmony Music Therapy is managed by a neurologic music therapist who has the additional knowledge of brain processes, and how to use music to develop brain function.
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- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Look at the research! If you have a child with a disability, you are likely actively looking for the best and most effective ways to help your child. Perhaps you've heard about music therapy in passing, or went to a conference presentation, or have been referred for services. With so many options on how to help your child, it is difficult to decide what you feel is the best route to take. When considering music therapy, think of a few key factors first. 1) Is your child motivated by music? 2) Is your child more engaged when music is present? 3) Does your child accomplish tasks or transitions more easily when facilitated by music? Simply "liking" music does not necessarily mean that music therapy will help your child in a functional way. However, if he or she is motivated by music to do things they may not otherwise do, then music therapy may be just what they need. If you feel like music is an integral part of your child's life, bring them in for an assessment! The goal of music therapy is to use music to target non-musical areas such as speech/language, cognition, and sensorimotor areas, and there's no telling what your child may accomplish with the addition of this viable therapy!