CLEAR Music Therapy
Music Therapy is back! Foothills Creative Beginnings will once again be offering the opportunity for your child to participate in group music therapy sessions this school year 2018 – 2019 in Calgary or Cochrane. Your music therapy cost will be covered under Program Unit Funding (PUF) for a a nominal fee, however, Music therapy will not effect or take away from the funding hours you receive for other therapies such as speech therapy, physiotherapy, psychology or occupational therapy. The music therapy program has been created to provide an additional therapeutic service for your child to work on their IPP goals that have been established by the team. If you are unsure if music therapy is right for your child I invite you to come and view or participate in a session!
Music therapy sessions will occur on a weekly basis on Thursdays, in Cochrane and on Fridays in Calgary. Each session will be un-parented, however, if your child requires an aide or community support worker to physically participate they are encouraged to at-tend to provide the support your child needs. Activities will include singing, playing instruments, songwriting, musical games, and moving to music. These activities aim to promote social interaction, improve language and communication skills, improve gross and fine motor coordination, increase creative self-expression, increase sensory stimulation, and address academic and life skills.
If you are interested and want your child to participate in a group music therapy session please fill out the information below. If you have any additional questions or concerns about music therapy in general or funding please do not hesitate to contact Julie Lowry by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.