Sibling & Family Sessions

Sibling and family sessions are designed to foster positive interactions between family members, transfer skills home, and provide a safe environment for improving skills.

Goal areas may include: 

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.

Song writing: Choosing a theme that the family is working towards and writing a song together to foster attachment and positive family interaction.

Musical games: Games to work on auditory perception, visual perception, communication, and cooperation 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