Music Therapy & Adaptive Music Lessons
our common energy"
Individual music therapy sessions (45 minutes in length) begin with an assessment to establish a knowledge of a child’s musical and non-musical behaviors while engaging him in a variety of developmentally-based music experiences. The outcomes of the assessment determine the intervention plan. Interventions generally include ASD-specific strategies (prompting, reinforcement, picture prompts and/or schedules) and music therapy techniques (singing, playing instruments, movement and dance).
Music is inherently structured and full of embedded cues which supports the learning styles typically found in children with ASD. Many children find certain musical elements and instruments intrinsically rewarding and motivating as well. The skills targeted in music therapy, including communication, motor, and social skills, often generalize into other settings and routines at school and home. Progress of goals and objectives will be documented and available to parents on an ongoing basis.
You are welcome to bring an instrument or use one of
the many we have in our music room!
Adapted Piano & Guitar Lessons
Spectrum Therapy is pleased to offer adapted piano and guitar lessons, taught by a board-certified music therapist. Playing an instrument in an applied manner has been shown to develop executive functioning in the brain and to build confidence in young children. These lessons are appropriate for students who require specialized instruction, pacing, and supportive materials to complement their learning and behavioral needs. Adapted lessons are 30 minutes in length are not treatment-oriented or billable to insurance.