USING MUSIC TO ENHANCE THE COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

A workshop for parents of children with special needs – no musical experience or ability required. This interactive workshop will show parents of children with special needs – including those diagnosed with autism, intellectual disability and language delay – how to use music to enhance their child’s communication skills. We understand that not every parent feels […]

5 Musical Tips to Encourage Early Language Development

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Hi everyone! I’m Iani Sujono, your Registered Music Therapist from Sound Expression in Sydney Australia. Here are my 5 tips on how you can use music to encourage your young child’s vocal exploration and language development.

Tip 1. Using music to connect
Even if your child isn’t yet able to use words, it’s ok – just have fun using your voices together, use lots of facial expressions as you connect.
The purpose of this exercise: Rewarding engagement. Release frustrations and see the joy as the musical conversation makes your child feel more at ease about using their voice to connect with you.

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A scaffolding technique to help children with additional needs – the subtleties matter!

A scaffolding technique to help children with additional needs learn about waiting, turn-taking and self-control using a drum – the subtleties matter! Scaffolding refers to a variety of techniques used to move a child progressively toward stronger understanding and, ultimately, greater independence in a learning process. Scaffolding can include breaking a large task into smaller […]

Incorporating Music Into Your Work With Children and Adults With Disability

Incorporating Music Into Your Work With Children and Adults With Disability This workshop is specifically designed for educators and allied health professionals working with children in early intervention, school aged children and adults with disability. No musical experience or ability is required to attend this workshop. This practical workshop will help you to incorporate music […]