Sound in Motion
Therapeutic Social Skills group
for ages 18 months to 6 years with all abilities
Collaboration of Occupational Therapy and Music Therapy!
Music has tremendous benefits in children’s development. It stimulates many senses (multisensory stimuli) and engages the child in a variety of ways. Music is highly motivating, yet can also have a calming effect. Music also provides a structure for children to follow instructions with anticipations and opportunities for repetitions to practice target skills.
Because the brain processes music in both hemispheres, music can foster cognitive functioning and be used for remediation of some speech/language skills. (Source: American Music Therapy Association)
Occupational therapy is used to help individuals to become as independent with their daily tasks as possible. In the pediatric realm, children who experience difficulties with motor, social/emotional, self-regulation,
and/or self-care skills can often times benefit significantly from occupational therapy services. As play is a child’s primary means of learning new skills, pediatric occupational therapy focuses on play-based therapeutic activities in order to help each child acquire and improve upon functional skills.
Combining the benefits of music therapy and occupational therapy, children will learn how to positively interact with others, build empathy to understand one another, and work on musical tasks together as a group/pair to learn daily and (pre) academic concepts.
The Schedule/Fee/Registration information
Tuesdays, April 18 – June 6, 9:00-9:45 am (18 months to 3 years old)
Thursdays, April 20 – June 8, 6:00-6:45 pm (4 to 6 years old)
Fee (accept cash, check, major credit cards)
$35/session per child if paid weekly on site.
$30/session per child if all sessions paid in full on or before the first day of the session (4/18 for Tuesday class, 4/20 for Thursday class)
Note: Superbill available upon request for insurance reimbursement.
How to register:
- Call Marissa or Megumi (the phone numbers are below) to reserve a spot
- Click here to fill out the online intake form
- Call Marissa to pay invoice in full before the first session or on site weekly.
For more information/questions, contact:
Marissa Johnson, MOT, OTR/L (occupational therapist) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253.202.4246.
Megumi Azekawa, MM, MT-BC (music therapist) at email@example.com or 253.448.1400.