Music Therapy is offered both as a private therapy in an individual or group setting, or as part of tuition for Academy students. Our Board Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC) have completed a minimum of a bachelor degree in music therapy and work with children of all ages and ability levels on social and pragmatic communication skills, articulation, receptive and expressive language development, fine and gross motor skills, and cognitive skills.
Music Therapists use music and music related strategies to facilitate non-musical IEP goals through instrument play, live singing, songwriting, dancing and movement. Music Therapists also use a variety of communication tools, including Sign Language, PECS, and LAMP for Augmentative Communication Devices and pictures. Multimodal social groups are also available with Music Therapy and Speech Therapy or Music Therapy and Licensed Psychologists co-treatment. Theater groups are also offered in collaboration with music and speech therapy and may incorporate components of the Shakespeare and Autism Project.
For more information about music therapy, go to the American Music Therapy Association website at www.musictherapy.org or the Certification Board for Music Therapists website at www.cbmt.org.
Please click here and scroll down to learn more about our Music Therapy Internship Program
Enjoy this throwback of Bridgeway’s version of Pharrell Williams’ Happy, produced by the center’s Music Therapy team.