Maria Ramey, MT-BC, is a graduate of the music therapy program at California State University Northridge. While working as a music therapist at Hope University, a fine arts program for adults with developmental disabilities, Maria wrote the book Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, a collection of 100 session activity [...]
So, you feel that you don’t really have a great singing voice. Or maybe you’ve been told outright that you don’t have a good singing voice. The literature says that singing with your child is a good thing. What is the non-singing parent of a baby or young child to do?
The Medical Wellness Center at the University of Miami defines Physical Wellness as respecting and taking care of your body. It is applying your knowledge, motivation, and skills toward enhancing personal fitness and health. It is making healthy and positive choices regarding a variety of issues including nutrition, physical activity, sexuality, sleep, the use of [...]
The Medical Wellness Center at the University of Miami defines Emotional Wellness as striving to meet emotional needs constructively. It is the ability to respond resiliently to emotional states and the flow of life events. It is realistically dealing with a variety of situations and learning how your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings affect one another [...]
Whether you’re transitioning from one therapist to the next, from summer to school, or from unemployment to a new job, changes in routine can be difficult to manage. Here are some tips to make transitions easier to handle:
Should you enroll your child in music lessons or music therapy? What’s the difference? Music lessons teach your child how to play and understand music. For example, some of my clients have Autism or Down’s Syndrome and are taking piano or guitar lessons. They are learning music theory (what quarter notes are), musicianship (how to [...]
Structure is so important for children (and adults), but especially for children with Autism or other disorders. For most of the childhood years, school provides structure for your child’s day. But structure is needed even during holidays and after graduation. Here’s how to provide structure for your child: