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Art and music therapy are proven to be useful because of their inherent ability to surpass language barriers and achieve therapeutic gains in a safe environment.
Measurable outcomes of the curriculum will include work on cognitive and auditory processing and other sensory-motor, perceptual/motor, gross and fine motor skills, planning, sequencing, organization, attention span, problem solving, flexibility, socialization, impulse control, and more.
Many of you participated in Therapeutic Music Day in the past. We have expanded this program, to make it easier for you to participate, and find the support that you need. The program is now called “Therapeutic Arts” and includes opportunities for all performing artists, and some visual arts educators interested in serving the elderly and at-risk youths.
Whether you’d like to volunteer to share your talents, you’re a professional seeking to be paid to participate, or you’re an educator seeking opportunity for your students, we’d like to hear from you.
Facilities that serve the elderly and at-risk youth are invited to contact us as well. You are eligible for service once, on special event days, or even at a regular interval throughout the year!
With just a bit of entrepreneurial skill, you can create your own success partnering with us.
According to research by the American Music Therapy Association:
"Musical elements and structures provide a sense of security and familiarity in the music therapy setting, encouraging individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to attempt new tasks in a predictable but malleable framework."
"The rhythmic component of music is very organizing for the sensory systems of individuals diagnosed with autism. As a result, auditory processing and other sensory-motor, perceptual/motor, gross and fine motor skills can be enhanced through music therapy."
"Music therapy interventions can address development in cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional, and social skills. Music therapy can also facilitate development in communication and sensorimotor skills."
"Music therapy interventions apply the inherent order of music to set behavioral expectations, provide reassurance, and maintain structure for children with special needs."
According to research by the American Art Therapy Association:
"Art therapy provides real relief; a visual tool for communication, a window to the imagination, and a motivation to make connections. Art therapists are fluent in providing high-quality, visual, sensory-rich opportunities for learning for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” -Nicole Martin, ATR
The creative process of art making allows for a child to move into the psychosocial stage of industry vs. inferiority. During this period, a child with ASD can use the creative process to enhance competency and mastery, allowing for positive development of their self-esteem and relationship skills." —Dr. Laura JJ Dessauer, ATR-BC
"Art therapy provides infinite opportunities to improve sensory integration in natural and engaging ways. A variety of creative activities are beneficial in improving motor skills, planning, sequencing, organization, attention span, cognitive processing, problem solving, flexibility, socialization, impulse control, and more."
"Art therapy is a beneficial and enjoyable treatment because of its inherent ability to surpass language barriers and achieve therapeutic gains in a safe zone. Art therapy helps participants gain self-esteem, learn social cues and norms, identify nonliteral and non-verbal language, and advance comfortable interpersonal relationships."