New Group Program Season: Music Therapy Now Taking Referrals.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, August 31, 2013, 06:02 PM EDT
The CarePlus Music Therapy Group uses the natural elements embedded in music making to target the needs of children on the autistic spectrum in a non-threatening, engaging, and fun way. Over the 10-week session period, children (in multiple developmental-age groups) will partake in goal-oriented and evidence-based music experiences designed to target areas such as:
o awareness of self and others
o motor skills
Each session will consist of either the recreation of existing songs, the creation of new and original songs, receptive listening and exposure to a variety of music, creative movement and/or improvisation. These techniques require a variety of skills that mirror many of the needs and challenges for children on the autistic spectrum. Music therapy is successful in reaching youth who may have difficulty expressing themselves verbally.
The group will be facilitated by Paul Kates, MT-BC, a board certified music therapist and multi-instrumentalist, who pulls from both the therapeutic- and music-making process to motivate each group member towards their individual needs.
10-week program: $375 (includes intake)
Class size is limited. Register today!
For more information or to register...
Call Paul Kates at 201-797-2660 x154, PaulKates@CarePlusNJ.org
or visit http://www.CarePlusNJ.org/groups
Care Plus NJ, Inc.
610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, New Jersey 07652