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 […]
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.
Today is World Music Therapy Day – a perfect time for us to share this clip on what can be achieved through music therapy!
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 […]
Not only did John Alexander MP visit our clinic last month, we received this wonderful letter from him last week. In his speech at Parliament House in Canberra, John advocated for music therapy and the work that we do at Sound Expression!
At our music therapy clinic, we use music to address the developmental goals of children with special needs. This video shows how music can help children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
A simple clapping game has multiple benefits, so go ahead and try it with your child!
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 […]
Here’s a simple arrangement to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star using 8 coloured bells.
Sound Expression – a friendly and professional music therapy clinic for children with special needs living in Sydney’s north to run a free interactive workshop for parents on hot to use music to enhance their child’s communication…