FORMERLY OF THERAPLAYY ASSOCIATES
Lori A. Gross, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist is now

Music Therapy

Does your child struggle with both fine and gross motor skills? Does your child lack creative outlets that promote enhanced learning, cognition and self expression?

The Harrison Center is excited to collaborate with Thera+Kids in a multi-disciplinary harmony of services. The Harrison Center will provide individual music therapy evaluations, individual treatment sessions and collaborate on a variety of small groups with the Thera+Kids team.

Teaming with other therapies (modalities), through structured interventions music therapy may:

  • Encourage creativity using musical games, song writing, instrument playing and a non-invasive musical structure that promotes enhanced learning, improved cognition, creative thinking and self-expression.
  • Empower confidence within oneself through focusing on using a child’s strengths to address areas of need. Creating original songs, analyzing lyrics, and instrument playing nurtures a supportive environment and explores and enriches self-esteem, emotional regulation and self-confidence to tackle many aspects of life.
  • Foster connection in a multitude of ways. All humans are wired for connection and the relationship that music helps to create is formed between therapist and client, connections with peers and oneself through music interventions.
  • Support growth in both fine and gross motor areas. Utilizing instrument playing, musical targets combined with rhythmic, melodic and harmonic cuing in a music therapy session helps strengthen neural pathways and create new ones in the motor areas of the brain.
  • Reinforce and enhance target areas being addressed by speech pathologists such as oral motor planning and strength as well as both receptive and expressive language. Music and language are both universal and unique forms of communication that influence each other as structured building blocks.
  • Cue and organize functional cognitive and behavioral outcomes including impulse control, multiple forms of attention, executive functioning and provides sensory systems like tactile, visual and auditory feedback for body regulation.

Music Therapy is a research-based, allied health profession in which music is used to accomplish individualized functional goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional.

Sign up for Classes!

Through fun and engaging music, song, movement, instrumental obstacle courses, rhythm, and art interventions, this group supports your child’s development in the following areas:

Attention
Self Regulation
Auditory Processing
Executive Functioning
Cognitive Flexibility
Motor Skills
Phonological Awareness
Increasing Vocabulary
Following Directions
(Whole-body Listening)
Oral Narrative Skills
Social-Emotional Skills
Click here for more information.

Does your child struggle with both fine and gross motor skills? Does your child lack creative outlets that promote enhanced learning, cognition and self expression?

The Harrison Center is excited to collaborate with Thera+Kids in a multi-disciplinary harmony of services. The Harrison Center will provide individual music therapy evaluations, individual treatment sessions and collaborate on a variety of small groups with the Thera+Kids team.

Teaming with other therapies (modalities), through structured interventions music therapy may:

  • Encourage creativity using musical games, song writing, instrument playing and a non-invasive musical structure that promotes enhanced learning, improved cognition, creative thinking and self-expression.
  • Empower confidence within oneself through focusing on using a child’s strengths to address areas of need. Creating original songs, analyzing lyrics, and instrument playing nurtures a supportive environment and explores and enriches self-esteem, emotional regulation and self-confidence to tackle many aspects of life.
  • Foster connection in a multitude of ways. All humans are wired for connection and the relationship that music helps to create is formed between therapist and client, connections with peers and oneself through music interventions.
  • Support growth in both fine and gross motor areas. Utilizing instrument playing, musical targets combined with rhythmic, melodic and harmonic cuing in a music therapy session helps strengthen neural pathways and create new ones in the motor areas of the brain.
  • Reinforce and enhance target areas being addressed by speech pathologists such as oral motor planning and strength as well as both receptive and expressive language. Music and language are both universal and unique forms of communication that influence each other as structured building blocks.
  • Cue and organize functional cognitive and behavioral outcomes including impulse control, multiple forms of attention, executive functioning and provides sensory systems like tactile, visual and auditory feedback for body regulation.

Music Therapy is a research-based, allied health profession in which music is used to accomplish individualized functional goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional.

Sign up for Classes!

Through fun and engaging music, song, movement, instrumental obstacle courses, rhythm, and art interventions, this group supports your child’s development in the following areas:

Attention
Self Regulation
Auditory Processing
Executive Functioning
Cognitive Flexibility
Motor Skills
Phonological Awareness
Increasing Vocabulary
Following Directions
(Whole-body Listening)
Oral Narrative Skills
Social-Emotional Skills
Click here for more information.

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