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!
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!
Art therapy is a fantastic way to help children and teens because it deals with problems in a non-verbal way. Individuals can express the feelings they have, work through complicated emotions, and begin to clarify all the things that we "just...Uuggghhhh! You don't understand!"
Throughout our website you may frequently see the image of the dragonfly. You also might have noticed a dragonfly around my neck and the dragonflies on my guitar strap. It's no secret, that I love dragonflies, but what you might not know is why I chose the dragonfly as a symbol to represent the Sonatina Center.
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!
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.
Today I'd like to take you through the process of and explain the what, how, and why of writing music therapy goals. If you are wondering what you should expect from your music therapist when it comes to goal setting, then read on!
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.
Here are a few ways that music can reduce your child's struggles through transitions like waking up, arriving, leaving, waiting, changing activities or changes to the day-to-day and even week-to-week routine.