The Music Therapist often works in co-treatment with other therapists to establish a relationship with the child and provide a safe and secure space for regulation and attention.
Music brings us all together. At My Therapy House® the Music Therapist works as part of the integrated My Therapy House® team.
She uses music to help children:
- Find their voice
- Find their rhythm
- Find their tone
- Find their tempo
- Find themselves
- Find their space and other’s in their environment.
The Music Therapist has an in-depth understanding of Early Childhood Intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Anxiety and Disability. Sound is crucial to help people understand their space and where they are in space. For example, if you are speaking to someone over the phone and you are in the bathroom, inevitably the person on the other end of the phone will ask ‘Are you in the bathroom?’. Children with auditory, visual, movement and language processing challenges experience sounds and environments differently. Music can help organise their listening and understanding of who they are and where they are in space. Music also helps clients and parents regulate and get into a rhythm with each other by providing a beat which is idiosyncratic to the client’s natural rhythms and ways of moving and vocalising. The Music Therapist often works in co-treatment with other therapists to establish a relationship with the child and provide a safe and secure space for regulation and attention. We have found that co-treatment for the initial sessions is more cost effective for the children, as they make gains quite rapidly with the tones, rhythms and melodies helping them learn skills facilitated by the speech pathologist, occupational therapist or early childhood educator.