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Gratitude

Gratitude is not an easy thing.
Sometimes, we toss the word grateful around without really reflecting on it’s meaning. We use it to only refer to the exceptionally good things in our lives. We use it when something out of the ordinary happens. We use it when we get saved from messing up

To me, the second […]

By |January 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Behavior Modification-Music Therapy Style!

Music therapists use many strategies and interventions that focus on numerous goals and objectives that fall under various domains such as language and communication, motor skills and coordination, social skills, and cognition. Music therapists are also extensively trained in managing specific behaviors when providing treatment. Often times family members and teachers that we work with […]

By |February 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Music Therapy is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Related Service

Parents in the greater Columbia area may not be aware that music therapy is a provided service for students via their local school system’s special education department.

This is wonderful news to many parents; however, adding additional services to your child’s IEP requires some footwork.

Below you will find a step-by-step process for adding music therapy to […]

By |January 9th, 2016|Uncategorized, Why Music Therapy Works|2 Comments

Closing The Door on 2015

At the end of each year, I’ve been in the habit of outlining the year past and my hopes and expectations for the coming year. This year’s post will be no different, but for the sake of brevity (because let’s face it, it’s New Year’s Eve!), I’ll be taking the columns and bullet points route!

 

We […]

By |December 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Should I Consult a Music Therapist?

When is the time to try “music therapy”? Whether you’ve heard about it online or through word of mouth, read about it, or know someone who practices music therapy, you may have wondered when it is appropriate to consult a music therapist. To help answer this question, I’ve identified several cases when consulting a music […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flooded with Emotion

The past few days have been tumultuous to say the least. Our beautiful city of Columbia  had taken day after day of endless rain that finally culminated in the past few days of record setting rainfalls. These rainfalls triggered catastrophic flooding in many areas. Dams broken, homes destroyed, roads washed out, power lost, and water […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Five Red Flags of Music Therapy

You wouldn’t think to ask your physical therapist, speech therapist, or occupational therapist: “Are you certified?”, “Have you maintained certification through your national and state association?”, or “Can I see a copy of your resume?” etc. You assume that the professional you are seeking services from is qualified and competent in their line of work. […]

By |September 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Music Therapy and the Department of Veterans Affairs

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 […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Camp Recap!

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 […]

By |August 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 […]

By |July 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments