The team at SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. is always looking for helpful parenting or teaching information for those who are raising or teaching a child or children with special needs. We were pleased to learn about the infographic showing the benefits of music for children with special needs. We thank Ryan Judd at The Rhythm Tree for this infographic entitled 5 Reasons Why Music Helps Children with Special needs
Music Therapy and It’s Benefits
On Ryan Judd’s web site, The Rhythm Tree, we learn that music therapy is an established health care profession that uses music to accomplish therapeutic goals. In a typical session, the client and therapist create musical experiences through instrument play, movement to music, singing, vocalizing, and song-writing. These experiences are focused on speech, occupational, physical, academic, and/or behavioral goals. Clients do not need any musical skill or experience to participate in and benefit from music therapy.
Ryan Judd is a board certified music therapist. He has a master’s degree in Music Therapy and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Child Development. He has been working as a music therapist with children with special needs for more than 13 years. In addition to working one on one with clients, Ryan also leads groups focused on the development of social skills. His services are available in Southern New Hampshire. He lives in the Seacoast region with his wife who is a 1st grade teacher.
- Ryan Judd’s guest post on the Friendship Circle Special Needs Blog – 5 Reasons Why Music Helps Children with Special Needs.
- Benefits of Stress Relieving, Calming, Relaxing Music for the Whole Family
Graphic by www.TheRhythmTree.com