About Countless studies have demonstrated that
music therapy can be beneficial to children and that
music actually increases their intellectual and creative development.
Through structured, goal-oriented music therapy experiences, children
often improve receptive and expressive language skills. They develop
social skills, learn self-help skills, and refine their sensory
and motor skills. Non-communicative children are often able to become
actively engaged in music experiences and can practice building
relationships with other through musical interactions.
During music therapy, children are
engaged in activities that are designed to promote social and emotional
learning. Music therapy groups are especially effective in providing
practice of learning skills necessary for effective learning in
typical classroom settings including:
joint attention skills.
Our program is especially designed to offer the widest possible
range of sound & rhythm experiences for children. Children are
encouraged to sing along and play rhythm instruments, whistle, clap,
stomp, chant and hum along to favorite songs!
Group We also offer Music Therapy Groups!!
Your child can participate in fun and educational group sessions
designed to practice building relationships with others during musical
interactions. These groups provide practice of learning the skills
necessary for effective learning in typical classromm settings,
which include: turn taking, sharing, making requests, and joint
Communication is vital; whether it
is in the form of oral language, body language, or via use of the
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). In conjuction with
music therapy, behavior
modification, and cognitive training
at The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism and Alternative Approaches,
speech therapy focuses on increasing
receptive and expressive language skills by using a variety of techniques
to enable the special child to communicate within his or her environment.
It is our mission to assist each child in
becoming as independent as possible, not relying on others
to communicate his or her wants and needs to others. Children who
acquire auditory processing and use of some type of language such
as PECS are available to communicate functionally in daily living
situations. Children are introduced to oral gross motor skills by
practicing with a variety of whimsical toys. Blow darts, blow horns,
candy bubbles, kazoos, harmonicas, pipe whistles, recorders, and
siren whistles, are just a few of the
tools that are used to assist children in enriching their sensory