Why We Spin in the Drum!

If you have ever attended a Groove & Grow music class or if your child has participated in a 1:1 music therapy session with me, then you have probably noticed that we frequently use our big gathering drum as a vehicle for spinning. Today I’m here to talk about why we do this! Curious? Read on!

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Marissa Scott
Health Insurance 411: Are Music Therapy or Art Therapy services reimbursable?

Health Insurance is a hot topic right now so today I want to give you the 4-1-1 on health insurance coverage for creative art therapies like music therapy and art therapy. Read on to find out if you can be reimbursed for our services!

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5 Art Therapy Misconceptions

Previously, I posted a link to a video put forth by the American Art Therapy Association. In case you didn't see it, my post said this: 

"Art therapy is not coloring books or using art and creativity in a standard therapy session. It's a creative process for a client... in safe and confidential setting... in the context of a therapeutic relationship developed over time with a credentialed Art Therapist."

Well... my post got quite a bit of attention which got me thinking about the many misconceptions of Art Therapy that exist and today I'm sharing 3 statements we hear or read frequently that make our heads spin a little bit! 

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Making Progress

It's June and for all of us at The Sonatina Center, that means we are reviewing and documenting the progress our clients have made this quarter on their personal goals in music therapy and in art therapy. We do this by writing quarterly progress notes that outline some of the accomplishments we've seen our clients achieve in the last three months and identifying areas of need to focus on as we move forward. Today I'm going to take you through the process I go through when writing progress notes for my music therapy clients. 

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3 Ways Music Therapy Will Benefit Your Non-Verbal Child

Making people more aware of the music therapy profession is a big part of my work as a music therapist. Today I'm talking about how music therapy will benefit your non-verbal child. In my work at The Sonatina Center, I have worked with many non-verbal children, some who learn to verbally communicate and some who learn to communicate in other ways. All of these children have benefited from their experience with a music therapist.  

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