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Now Introducing……Key Changes on Pinterest

By |August 27th, 2015|

As social media grows the many types of apps and platforms we use to connect through the web like Twitter, Facebook, Linkdin, Snapchat, Tumblr, and Vines continues to grow as well. All of the tech tools we have today can be overwhelming, not to mention keeping up with posting, liking, poking, sharing, commenting, and snapping. […]

Music Therapy and the Department of Veterans Affairs

By |August 4th, 2015|

Did you hear? The Key Changes team had the wonderful opportunity to be guests on “Take Point!” radio show on 95.9 to discuss music therapy and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We were able to cover topics such as the following: (1) how music therapy works; (2) a hypothetical case study example; (3) potential […]

Summer Camp Recap!

By |August 1st, 2015|

The time has come.  Fall schedules are being solidified.  The group room is clean.  Camps are over.
Between A Bug’s Life,  Color Prekinders,  Tell Me S’more,  and Classically Us! we have been busy!

But we wouldn’t trade it for the world. That is why we need your help to make our group offerings even better!
We […]

Express Yourself!

By |July 30th, 2015|

In music therapy, professionals focus on a variety of domains including fine and gross motor skills, emotional recognition and regulation, cognitive skills, behavioral skills and social skills. One of my favorite areas to address using music is the communication domain. In my experience, a person’s inability to communicate affects how they cope with frustration, challenging […]

Is My Child Speech Ready For Kindergarten? Questions To Ask Yourself!

By |July 20th, 2015|

As the school year approaches, many parents often wonder if their child is developing all of the skills they will need to succeed in kindergarten. Parents can agonize over how their child will stack up when compared to same-age peers once “big” school starts. It’s important to keep in mind that there is a very […]

Advocating for Music Therapy

By |July 16th, 2015|

As a music therapist, I encounter many misconceptions of music therapy and how it works. Music therapists are constantly advocating for the profession and educating others on the benefits of music therapy as noted in evidenced based research. We also emphasize the importance of having a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) when implementing interventions, because […]

Connecting Through Music

By |July 1st, 2015|

Connecting Through Music
 

Music is a wonderful and universal language that most people can relate to or understand. Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” As a therapist that uses music as a foundation in my practice, I couldn’t agree more. In music therapy, we use a variety of activities and interventions that […]

Learning the Concept of Grouping Through Music

By |June 30th, 2015|

There are many songs and interventions music therapists use in therapy sessions to address various areas of concern and deficit. Often times, our clients enjoy activities in music therapy so much that their parents ask us for activities they can use at home. Similar to speech, physical, and occupational therapy, activities can be sent home […]

Music Therapy or Music Education?

By |June 17th, 2015|

How is music therapy different from music education? Why should my child receive music therapy if they have a music class at school? Do they work on the same things? If these are some of the questions that have crossed your mind then continue reading as the purpose of this blog post is: to explain […]

“The Music Therapy Practice Act” Bill S. 589

By |May 8th, 2015|

Have you heard? We have a bill on the floor titled “The Music Therapy Practice Act” and we need your support!

There are currently over 70 board certified music therapists in South Carolina providing services to individuals of all ages and ability levels who have special healthcare needs that include: developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, acquired brain […]