We provide a spectrum of music therapy and enrichment services to clients of all ages and ability levels throughout Eastern Connecticut.
Music therapy is recognized as a related service under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is often employed in conjunction with other therapies and behavior management strategies to achieve academic goals for students with disabilites as part of a comprehensive Individualized Educational Plan.
Music therapy is increasingly being recognized as an effective means of enriching the lives of children and adults with autism. We provide a variety of effective individual and group interventions to help individuals on the autism spectrum achieve social, communicative, behavioral, and academic goals both in-school and one-on-one.
Music therapy aids in recovery by enhancing social, interpersonal, affective, cognitive, and behavioral functioning in unique and powerful ways. It has proven highly effective in increasing relaxation and energy level, in decreasing impulsiveness, and in building healthy and effective coping strategies.
Music therapy has emerged as a beneficial component of physical and neurological rehabilitation treatment plans. Music making simultaneously engages the physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual self in a unique fashion. Exciting treatment and co-treatment options exist in a variety of patient populations, particularly in the areas of stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation.
Music therapists serve the well elderly along with persons with dementia, Parkinson's disease, and other disabilities. Music therapy is a valuable tool to encourage reminiscence, maintain an active lifestyle, and facilitate relaxation. Music therapy can also provide sensory supports for individuals with dementia.
Whereas Music Therapy employs music to address a non-musical goal, adaptive lessons help individuals with special needs acquire musical skills (such as playing an instrument). Music therapists are uniquely suited to work with students who may not be well-suited for traditional music lessons, and the experience gives students with special needs the opportunity to express themselves and succeed at music-making.