THERAPY PROGRAMS

Select a program below for more information.
 

Individual Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) Sessions

The core service NMTSA offers is individualized NMT sessions. Most often these are weekly, hour-long, one-on-one sessions with the client's regular NMTSA therapist. A new client will begin the process through an assessment, after which the therapist will create a specialized treatment plan, complete with therapeutic goals derived from the assessment session as well as parent/caregiver input. Regular sessions will then commence and the treatment plan is updated and evaluated on a regular basis. 


To inquire about receiving NMT services through NMTSA, please fill out our Online Referral Form.

 

ASSESSMENT

The first meeting between therapist and client is in the form of an assessment. The assessment provides and detailed evaluation of the client in three major areas: sensorimotor (ability to walk, start and stop movement, control of arms and legs), speech and language (level of communication, speech ability), and cognition (concentration, hearing, level of interactivity). A copy of the assessment is provided to the client's family/caregivers, as well as an explanation from the therapist.

 

TREATMENT PLAN

After the assessment process, the therapist will create an individualized treatment plan for the client based on the results of the assessment as well as parent/caregiver input. The treatment plan outlines client goals that will be worked on during weekly therapy sessions. Every six months, an review is completed to update the treatment plan with accomplished goals, set new goals, and report on client progress.

 

 

WEEKLY SESSIONS

During each session, the therapist will use various NMT interventions to help their client work toward the goals outlined in the treatment plan. For a description of what NMT methods are used for specific neurologic conditions, please visit our Who We Serve page. The final 5-10 minutes of each session is reserved for the therapist to update the parent/caregiver on what was worked on, the client's progress toward goals, as well as strategies and techniques to use at home during the week to help continue therapeutic progress.

 

Group Neurologic Music Therapy Sessions

In addition to individual therapy sessions, NMTSA also offers group therapy in settings of two or more clients.  Sessions may be held at the clinic or with contracting organizations in the community.  This allows participants to address diverse goals in an engaging environment and exercise various aspects of social interaction. 

 

Adapted Lessons

Adapted Lessons are specialized private music lessons for individuals with disabilities.  Teachers are certified neurological music therapists who integrate therapeutic supports into the lesson to optimize learning. 

Lessons offered: guitar, drums, piano, and voice

 

COST

$30.00 per 30 minute lesson

 

REGISTRATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To register, or for more information, please email register@nmtsa.org.

To learn more, download a our brochure on adapted lessons, or visit the Adapted Music Lessons Page. 

 

Social Skills Programs

Each year NMTSA offers three different social skills programs for individuals with special needs.

 

SPRING PROGRAM

The spring program addresses social needs of children ages 7-12 using musical experiences to facilitate peer interaction. 

 

SUMMER AND FALL PROGRAMS

Our summer and fall Rock Band Programs (101, 202) are geared toward young adults ages 13-22, who need moderate to no support participating in a group setting.

 

REGISTRATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information, please contact register@nmtsa.org 

 

Register for Rock Band 202 today! 

Download a Rock Band: 202 brochure to learn more.

 

Online Video Consultations

Through Skype and other video conferencing mediums, NMTSA's staff are available to consult one-on-one with other therapists, school programs, caregivers, and parents worldwide. This provides a great opportunity for people without nearby NMT resources to collaborate and learn effective practical strategies face to face. Our technical staff is available to help facilitate the communication.

 

REGISTRATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Email info@nmtsa.org or call 602-840-6410, to discuss your consultation needs.

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