About Kids N Music
Leonie Cecich is a Primary School Music Specialist who has an eight year old son with Down syndrome (as well as a7 year old and a 5 year old!). Leonie works within a range of musical fields including : primary schools; occasional sessional tutor at Edith Cowan University (Early Childhood – Music Education); child care centres; running music classes for children with special needs; teaching music in an education support centre; working in conjunction with therapists from Disability Services Commission; teaching piano; and directing a women’s a cappella chorus.
Leonie’s ‘journey’ has led her down the path of composing music for children with special needs. Each of her songs is unique in that it contains one or more elements of therapy (occupational therapy, speech pathology – including sign language (Auslan based), psychology, kinesiologyand physiotherapy) required for Early Intervention. Leonie has now finished her second instructional CD and Music Book entitled You Gotta Get Up 2. The aim of these resources is to assist parents/teachers/carers/therapists in motivating young children with special needs to carry out their set therapy exercises at home, or in the classroom, within a fun and stimulating atmosphere!