Music Therapy for Communication & Speech
The Dynamic Difference
Music and speech have significant overlap in both the brain and the body. Music Therapists study how the brain-body connection works to facilitate speech, and use that knowledge to create engaging, original interventions to target a variety of communication needs. The best part is, music therapists work on these areas of communication through play and fun!
Who Do We Support?
Our therapists are trained to work with all ages and diverse support needs through evidence-based protocols to develop communication, speech, and language skills. Our highly-skilled team is eager to support you in reaching your goals!
Rhythm is used as a motor cue to support motor planning during device use. Music is a positive motivator for sustained AAC engagement.
Melody is used to introduce new gestalt patterns and support intonation processing to develop new gestalts and overall communication skills.
Gestalt Language Processors
Music is used to initiate and sustain speech from rhythmic cues for articulation and rate of speech to melody for expanding vocal range, volume, & learning new phrases.
Singing & vocal exercises are used to support respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation and fluency.
Communication and Speech Development through
In individual sessions, our therapists address communication areas of need such as articulation, fluency, intonation, initiation of speech, breathing, rate of speech, volume of speech, and more. Our therapists are able to use music to help both speaking and non-speaking individuals express themselves through active music making experiences. We are able to meet our clients in the music to help them reach their fullest potential!
In our social groups, we use a variety of music therapy techniques and protocols to target social communication skills. Activities include active music making, purposeful music listening, and music-based discussions to work on both speaking and non-speaking skills such as identifying social cues, initiating social interactions, and other aspects of the pragmatic use of speech.