Individual Music Therapy

Individual therapy sessions focus on improving cognitive, motor, emotional, communication, self-regulatory, and social skills

Goal areas may include, but are not limited to:

Self-Regulatory skills—implementing coping and calming strategies, decreasing aggression, and accepting and/or seeking out adult help

Social skills—appropriate sharing, cooperating, taking turns, accepting others’ play ideas, following rules, transitioning safely from activity to activity, and sharing experiences

Self-Help and Emotional skills—identify and appropriately express feelings, using words or augmentive and alternative communication, develop empathy

Gross and Fine Motor functioning— range of motion, palmar and pincer grasp, meeting and crossing midline, and progressive muscle relaxation

Communication skills—conversation, gestures/body language, sign language, quality of voice, expressive and receptive language

Cognitive skills-preschool concepts (e.g. identifying colors, letters, numbers, printed name), attention, executive function

Therapuetic Music Interventions may include:

Functional instrument play: Working together or independently playing an instrument to improve social and motor skills.

Movement to music: Using dance and yoga to improve social, motor, and communication skills.

Singing: Using call-and-response, performing, and group singing to improve self-regulation, social, academic, motor, and communication skills.

Sensory exploration: Using a variety of instruments and tools that improve self-regulation and motor skills



2 thoughts on “Individual Music Therapy

  1. I am ibtrested in music threapy for my son who has Down Syndrome. He loves music and he to play wirh intsturments. I have tried some some lessons over the summer. He liked it i am not sure it was the right fiit. I would like 2 see my son play something. I feel it would help him in so many waya but i also feel he ihas a lot of growi g to do. I would be intrested in what you can do and i would like to know the cost. My name is Anthony.

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