Music Therapy

Disabled children having music therapy / Disabled children having music therapyWhat is Music Therapy? Music Therapy interventions focus on the development of the whole child. This encompasses social/emotional, cognitive and physical development on all levels. The sessions are based upon observations, responses, and the alignment of developmental milestones with musical milestones for each age. Music therapy offers assessment of needs, interventions, assists with early detection and interventions for young children. Music therapy offers a wide range of engaging activities with the use of instruments, movement, rhythmic activities and social interactions. Learning and play are connected in this enticing medium. Participation in music and music therapy provides and enhances foundational academic skills in math, language, gross and fine motor skill development, and listening. Sessions are designed specifically to meet the needs of each group or individual through the use of preferred music.

Kari Podboy, BC-MT, is directing Allegro’s Music Therapy program. She brings with her 15 years of experience working with a wide range of patients from infants to elderly into Hospice patients and families. She has worked within a school system and independently. Click here to read more about Kari.

Allegro’s Music Therapy program is private pay. However, we can provide you with documentation to use with your personal insurance. We can work with your doctor and with your student’s IEP through the schools.

For more information, see the following links:
http://www.musictherapy.org/assets/1/7/MT_Special_Ed_2006.pdf
http://www.musictherapy.org/assets/1/7/MT_Young_Children_2006.pdf