Learning Through Music

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:

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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

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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 […]