Read about how music encourages brain development in young children. Here are some ideas of ways you can work with music at home to encourage healthy development.Maybe you have a reason to put an extra emphasis on development for your child (such as premature birth), or maybe you just want to get them started on the right foot. Either way, music can be helpful.
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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