Music Based Autism Therapy
Who Is A Music Therapist?
A music therapist is an individual who:
Friends of Autistic People has proudly partnered with Infinity Music Therapy Services to offer financially struggling families subsidized music therapy for their child or adult child with Autism.
What is The FAP Music Therapy?
Music therapy is a data-based allied health profession that uses music and music-based interventions to address non-music goals and objectives. For individuals diagnosed with Autism, music therapy can focus on improving speech and language, social skills, sensory integration, attention to task, self-regulation, and cognition, just to name a few.
What Happens During A Music Therapy Session?
Each session is customized to the individual receiving services to target each client’s individual needs while incorporating their preferred music, instruments, and materials, while accommodating for the person’s learning style. Music therapy sessions are highly interactive and involve live music. In a session, you may see:
FAP has established a Music therapy Clinic Program. It is a movable program, a Music Therapy "Truck" so to speak - not unlike the now very popular movable restaurants on wheels, the food trucks: the therapist comes to your home or wherever is most suitable to work with your child. She then uses all musical tools such as rhythm, instruments, song, sound, word, pitch, color etc., in a person centered treatment program to help your child reach the milestones that the parent and the therapist determine the child or adult with autism needs to reach. Music based activity and therapy is one of the most successful tools in working with people who have autism. AT ANY AGE! It has been very successful for children and adults. As we do not have the Independent Homesteads Community yet we started this program in the meantime. FAP's Music Therapy Program is subsidized to the recipient and the parent pays very little compared to the value the child receives in stimulating the brain, learning opportunity for goals selected by the parent with the therapist and potential for improvement as well as an hour of respite for the caregiver. We pursue grants to fund our program. If the mother is single and unemployed, we absorb almost all the cost. Please help us continue this program by donating NOW.