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. 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.
Parents who seek music therapy for their children in this age range may be looking to address similar issues to those for 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 Adolescence
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 brain
Children 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