We have had an amazing, very busy year at Sound Expression – thank you to our wonderful team and all the families who have entrusted us with your children. Here’s a little something from us – sharing the children’s joys and achievements throughout 2016!
In partnership with Northcott, Sound Expression will conduct another music workshop for children with special needs and their parents in January 2017.
Music is a fantastic way to support children who struggle with communication and in social settings. This fabulous workshop offers a fun way to introduce music as therapy for children.
The workshop offers practical solutions for parents and children so through music therapy can:
Need a simple musical arrangement for Christmas? Here’s a simple arrangement for Silver Bells – all you need are 6 bells! Great to use for your music therapy groups, community music groups, Christmas performance at your school or preschool.
Watch Alex as he learns to play the chords to Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds on the piano! Alex is a young boy with autism who has an innate talent for music. Recently he has been learning how to play chords on the piano. Here’s a little snippet of him playing Three Little Birds.
Meet Daniel! Daniel is a 3 year old boy with autism. He is learning the skills needed to engage and communicate with others. Here’s his journey so far.
Meet Dre! Dre is a young boy with autism who loves being immersed in music but he finds it difficult to control his impulses. His music therapist Pete is helping Dre to control his impulses while still nurturing his love for musical freedom.
A partnership between Northcott and Sound Expression
Sponsored by Ryde Club Grants
Music is a great way to address difficulties with social interaction and communication while having fun. Northcott has partnered with Sound Expression to introduce how to use music with children. These sessions will give parents strategies to use music to enhance pre-verbal and verbal communication and social skills for their children.
Thursday 29th September 2016
North Ryde Community Preschool 13 Clermont Ave, Ryde
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!