Sharing thoughts and ideas through expressive communication
Team building through music-based interventions to promote positive social skills
Organization through sequencing and problem solving
Movement to music to target balance, body awareness, and hand-eye coordination
Performance to boost self-esteem and confidence
This music therapy small group is designed for individuals with developmental disabilities who love to sing, dance, and make music. In addition to the items listed above, adaptive music interventions will be utilized to promote self-esteem and independence, increase eye contact, boost confidence, navigate emotions, increase attention, tolerate transitions, and target functional skills used in the community.
The music therapist will utilize adaptive music learning techniques such as playing by color or leading by gestural cues to help participants learn to play keyboard, boom whackers, ukuleles, and more. The group will talk about what it means to be a good friend, a good team player, and what it takes to learn a new skill.
Each series will end with a public performance to showcase one song the group has been working on. Participation in the performance opportunity is optional.
STOMP is currently being offered for the following age groups: 10 – 15, 16+
This small group is currently made up of ten-week series throughout the year with an occasional four-week add on. This is done to accommodate individuals who wish to continue in a small group on a year-round basis, as well as those who wish to have services intermittent throughout the year.
Our series dates are anticipated for:
10-Week Fall Series: Beginning of September to Mid-November
4-Week Holiday Series: Mid-November to Mid-December
10-Week Winter Series: Beginning of January to Mid-March
10-Week Spring Series: Mid-March to Mid-May
Possible 4 week end of school year series to be added.
10-Week Summer Series: Mid-June to End of August
If you are interested in a small group for a child younger than 10, please contact our office or complete the “Music Therapy Match” form.
For group series dates, times, costs, and registration details, please click here.