Music Therapy for Special Needs and Disabilities

Music Therapy for Special Needs and Disabilities from Sowing Music

By: Sowing Music  21-Apr-2013
Keywords: Early Learning, Social Skills, Autism Spectrum

Music Therapy for Children and Adults with Special Needs and Disabilities – Sowing Music Studio (Forest Lake) Music therapy is an evidence based allied-health profession in which music is used by a registered music therapist to achieve therapeutic goals – including socialisation, communication (verbal/nonverbal), physical, motor and cognitive skills, relaxation, self-expression, self-esteem, etc. These goals can be addressed through music therapy interventions such as singing, instrument playing, improvisation, movement to music, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, etc. Who will benefit from Music Therapy? At Sowing Music, we specialise in serving children and adults with special needs and disabilities. They may include those with: Autism, ADHD, intellectual impairment, language delay, physical disability, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, etc. Registered Music Therapist – Hilaria Yeung: Qualifications: Registered Music Therapist (Australian Music Therapy Association), Master of Music Therapy (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (Queensland Conservatorium), Blue Card (QLD), Yellow Card (QLD) Hilaria Yeung is a registered music therapist with Australian Music Therapy Association. Her tertiary studies and musical experiences have not only given her strong music knowledge and skill but also knowledge of growth and development, and strategies to engage with each individual through music. She has a strong mission to contribute her music knowledge as well as therapy skills to help children and adults with special needs and disabilities to grow and live a better life. She has related music therapy clinical experience in special education, organisational and private settings. She also has gained clinical experience in hospitals in the areas of child and youth mental health, and geriatric rehabilitation. Email: [email protected] Phone: 0430 426 427 ( Email, call or text Hilaria for more details! )

Keywords: Autism Spectrum, Disability Service, Early Learning, Language Delay, Music Therapy, School Readiness, Social Skills, Special Education , Special School

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