Parents are continually discovering new ways to interact effectively with their children. They go through the ups and downs of realizing that not all of the things they heard from friends or read in books works for their child. They continually have to adapt how to communicate with their kids based on age and circumstances. The task of adapting oneself to life’s changes can be difficult, let alone helping another human being sort it all out. Parents often feel like they fall short every now and again.
Then we have parents who have an even greater task on a different level; the parents of children diagnosed with a disability (particularly on the autism spectrum). Each child is a gift, each one different and unique. But many parents, although they feel they are doing the best they can raising their child given their personal circumstances, are still afraid they just can’t learn or do enough. That is where therapists come in.
The music therapy session is a place where a child diagnosed with autism can come with their parent or caregiver and can learn and grow together, experiencing communication of a new and different kind. In music therapy groups, you and your child will have the chance to work effectively with each other and see others working together with their children. Clinical music therapy interventions are used to address social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of your children. You will learn tools to take home to enhance your daily lives with your children, all with fun music and movement and hands-on activities.