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Music Therapy + Speech Therapy = Awesomeness!

Recently, at Key Changes Therapy Services we began offering speech therapy, in addition to our music therapy services. As our practice has grown, some of our clients started to receive both services, which has opened the door for the opportunity for our therapists to co-treat.

What is co-treating? Co-treating is when two therapists, of different disciplines, […]

By |January 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Reflections on 2014

Hi there! It’s Natalie chiming in for the first time in a long time! I hope that you enjoy a slightly more introspective post amid the awesome stories and research that Janelle, Laura, and Amy have been sharing.

As my fourth New Year’s Eve begins, I have to pause and look back at the past […]

By |December 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Demand for Music Therapy with the Older Adult Population

There are multiple labels for those that are older in age, such as; geriatric, senior citizen, the elderly, and older adults. The age where this population starts can be unclear as well. For example, the government defines the age of the elderly as 65 whereas the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) allows persons to […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Forever Young- A Music and Dementia Story

After watching the news recently, I saw a pretty incredible video titled Forever Young that has gone viral over the Internet. Below you can watch the video.

So, how does this have anything to do with music therapy? A similar event recently happened in one of my sessions where I was working with a wonderful women […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Real Perks of Working in a Private Practice

As a Music Therapist, we have the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and upon graduating we have the potential to apply for part-time or full-time positions in:

Hospitals
Children’s Hospitals
Hospice
Behavioral health centers
Substance abuse or detoxification units
School systems
Assisted living facilities
Nursing homes
Rehabilitation facilities

Last but certainly not least, we have… the private practice.

Private practices are different from […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reflections on a Birthday

 

Four years ago, I had no idea where I would be standing right now.

Four years ago, I had no idea if my company would even still be in existence.

Four years ago, I had no idea that this little company name would come to mean so much to myself and others.

Today, I am thrilled to celebrate […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?

Natalie here! I’m thrilled to introduce Amy Poteat, our brand new speech-language pathologist who will be starting with us at our new clinic location in September. She has put together this wonderful post on what exactly her work as an SLP entails. We are accepting referrals now to begin speech services September 1, 2014, so […]

By |August 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HIRING: Speech-Language Pathologist in Columbia, SC

We have a lot of change happening over here!

Key Changes Music Therapy Services, LLC will be changing to Key Changes Therapy Services, LLC and we are thrilled to announce that we will begin offering speech therapy this fall and have plans of expanding into a full service therapy clinic. Part of this expansion includes yet […]

By |June 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sing Me A Story!

Story books. Over the five years I have been practicing music therapy, every time I see a storybook that I think I can use or adapt for my sessions, I grab it without thinking. I love to use books in my sessions not only because reading is incredibly important, but also because books can be […]

By |May 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Business Ownership, Independence, Transitions, Motherhood

The feeling of not know what is coming. The worry over old duties. The difficulty outlining new things. Anxiety. Stress.

At Key Changes Music Therapy Services, we work with our clients day in and day out on adjusting to and coping with transitions, but when those transitions hit our own lives, we still face a learning […]

By |April 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|5 Comments