Music therapy is music-making or listening with the purpose of helping clients reach a desired goal and outcome. Music therapists at Helping Hand Center use music as a way of reaching children and their individual needs. An assessment and treatment plan are formed for each client or group of clients. Music sessions are then implemented according to the goals and outcomes formed by the music therapist. After the music therapy session is implemented, data of the client's behavior is tracked and gathered. Music therapists also collaborate with occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, art therapists, and creative arts therapists to help provide maximum effectiveness and treatment for the client(s). Helping Hand Center is currently offering individual music therapy services as well as group music therapy services to children ages 3-22 with developmental disabilities through the Children's Outpatient Clinic.
- Individuals on the Autism spectrum
- Individuals with developmental disabilities
- Individuals with learning disabilities
- Individuals with special sensory needs
- Individuals with behavioral/emotional disorders
- Address physical wellness goals: Fine and gross motor skills, directional skills, crossing the mid-line skills.
- Address social wellness goals: Eye contact, social awareness - 1:1 correspondence, impulse control.
- Address emotional wellness goals: Coping skills, self expression, and emotion recognition.
- Address communication goals: vocalization and verbalization.
For information or to schedule an appointment, contact
(708) 352-3580 x 383