Music Therapy Program

Emergent Literacy Skills Through The Arts

Small Group Instruction

Written Expression Groups

Social Skills Groups

1 on 1 Direct instruction

Learning Styles: Auditory & Kinesthetic

• Affirmations and aspirations help build self-           esteem and confidence through music
• Verbalize feelings linto lyrics and expressing         themselves individually
• Each student will get the chance to create a           song and put it on a cd or as a file
• Upon completion, each student will have               participated in a project focusing on their               strengths and what they CAN do

Literacy Skills for Reading and Math

Leaning Styles: Auditory & Kinesthetic
• Students will learn the alphabet, beginning             consonant sound and short vowels using music     and art
• Reading and Math Literacy skills are interactive
• Students use both fine and gross motor                 movements to learn the emergent skill

Small group instruction is ideal for students with different styles of learning and abilities who require more individualized attention than what is given in a traditional classroom.  Lessons are designed and tailored to different styles of learning.  Progression is an individualized process.  Weaknesses become strengths through repetition, repetition, repetition, and of course, encouragement on a regular basis to reinforce progress, and to motivate struggling students to never give up.

• Metacognition (the awareness of how one feels     about the way one learns) is taught so that             students can learn how to become self starters       and recognize any possible areas in which they     are struggling.

Students will reach fluency level in written expression, learn to organize their thoughts and transfer them to paper using organizational skills.  Such skills include learning poetry, different essay types, presentation techniques, summarizing, and outlining.  Levels of difficulty are adjusted according to age and different learning modalities will be used simultaneously.

• Social skills groups for indifiduals with Autism         Spectrum disorders, and various emotional             impairments
• Recognizing social cues
• How to hold a conversation in 1 on 1 and small       group settings
• How to make friends
• Role playing
• Cause and Effect
• Acceptable social behaviors

Ideal for any student with a formal diagnosis of a learning difference, ASD’s, Dyslexia, ADHD, struggling readers, to name a few.  Target skills are taught in a multi-sensory, methodical, systematic fashion, providing students with an element of predictability making progress more easily attainable.  Memory skills, in addition are strengthened through 1on 1 direct instruction with increased repetition and gradual progression to more challenging skills, while positively reinforcing accuracy at each level.  This method builds the student’s confidence to continue obtaining positive results while learning target skills.

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