younger children: common diagnoses include Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD), Genetic Disorders (such as Down Syndrome), Developmental Delays, and Speech Disorders and Delays. In addition, older children who are now in school may be discovering new challenges such as learning disorders or bullying, and children and adolescents may be struggling with mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety. Music therapy can also help children who are going through a difficult time, such as a death in the family, parental divorce, or a life-changing illness. [Read more…] about Music Therapy Through Life: Mid to Late Childhood and AdolescenceParents who seek music therapy for their children in this age range may be looking to address similar issues to those for
Early childhood is a time when children may begin to exhibit signs of issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy, Speech Disorders/ Delays, and Developmental Delays.
Taking advantage of the developing brainChildren are growing rapidly during this stage, and their brains are no exception. We know now that brains have plasticity, or the ability to change and rewire themselves. This is especially true in babies and young children, who have brains that are still developing. [Read more…] about Music Therapy Through Life: Early Childhood
Very few parents expect to find themselves in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It is a stressful, and often traumatic, experience for all involved.
BabiesDid you know that music therapy has been shown in research to help babies in the NICU? For instance, while babies are in the NICU, music therapy can help with:
- Regulating breathing
- Encouraging eating
- Increasing oxygen saturation
- Improving weight gain
- Reducing length of time in hospital