Please visit this page for any updates regarding music therapy service changes or offerings (especially as they pertain to COVID-19).
Updated May 28, 2020 – We invite you to see the work we’ve been up to over the past two months! Be sure to take a look if you are curious about what music therapy looks like via Telehealth or within a modified in-person setting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeGZfCUkUdg&t=1s
Update for future services: We are planning to continue offering the following services 1) Telehealth and 2) Modified In-Person services until further notice. If you wish to restart postponed services we have availability to schedule at the following locations: Virtual (Telehealth), West Salem, Tomah, Viroqua. If these options do not currently meet your needs we invite you to discuss alternatives such as receiving services in a confidential outdoor location. Please do not hesitate to bring any concerns or ideas forward with your music therapist.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to determine the best timeline for our clients, staff, and services to return to traditional face-to-face services (with additional precautions). We anticipate adding face-to-face services (at an LIH facility) as a service option beginning July 6, 2020. This would be in addition to the current services we have available (Telehelath and Modified in-person sessions). Future face-to-face services will take place with additional precautions in place such as masks, limited individuals in our facility, social distancing, etc. This date is subject to change if there are new recommendations from DHS, CDC, or the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). We have not determined a date when in-home services will be available as these visits present additional challenges in keeping clients and staff safe. We are continuing to explore a date when services will be able to resume at our Black River Falls outreach location (Black River Falls United Methodist Church).
For questions or schedule availability please contact your primary therapist. Our front desk is not currently staffed and email and phone correspondences may be delayed. If you have prepaid for your services and do not foresee beginning services again in the future please contact me directly to discuss a refund of your available credits. We look forward to continuing to bring creative and purposeful service options to our community as we navigate COVID-19 together. ~ Amy Schaack, Director of Services (email@example.com)
Updated May 1, 2020 – With the extension of the Safer at Home order we plan to continue our modified service delivery methods through the end of May (and possibly beyond). These delivery methods include 1) Telehealth and 2) Modified In-Person Services (through a full glass/plexiglass barrier). We have a modified our space in West Salem, Tomah, and Viroqua. We have had a successful transition to this new approach and we are so thankful to our clients and team of innovative music therapists for showing resiliency and being open to trying something new! We hope that Telehealth remains a service option even after we resume a more “normal” service delivery method as we have found it incredibly useful for many of our clients and consumers. For clients who requested to postpone services due to COVID-19: We hope you are staying healthy and we miss seeing you! If you would like to discuss options for resuming services in May please contact your music therapist directly or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll include you in any emails about summer service offerings but please do not feel pressure to resume services until you’re ready.
Looking ahead/Summer 2020: We are keeping up to date on the facts and information shared by the La Crosse County Health Department and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. We will be continuing to evaluate the best plan moving forward with summer services with anticipation of resuming face-to-face services at our facility for clients who are able to practice social distancing. LIH is unsure when we will resume in-home services but encourage families to explore Telehealth options (if appropriate). We will update you when we have more information.
Updated March 31, 2020 – Beginning April 6, we will be offering Telehealth services and modified in-person music therapy sessions (using a plexiglass or glass barrier).
Music Therapy Toolbox Resource
Our team has created the following resources to help support functional needs outside of the music therapy sessions.
- Music Therapy Toolbox: Emotional Expression
- Music Therapy Toolbox: Communication
- Music Therapy Toolbox: Academic Supports
- Music Therapy Toolbox: Cognition
- Music Therapy Toolbox: Social Skills
Need more information?
For more information please contact us and a team member will connect with you. Please know our response time may be delayed due to adjusted staffing and office hours as we navigate COVID-19.