For children, adults and geriatrics with physical, psychiatric and developmental disabilities.
Music Therapy, according to the American Music Therapy Association, is:
"...the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program."
Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings."
(Source: AMTA website)
We are privileged to have Regina Lopardo, MT-BC Music Therapist with over 20 years experience, to head our program. We offer a range of Music Therapy services, Pre-K and elementary education special services.
For more information, please email Miss Jean