Music Therapy uses music as a motivator to increase social, motor, communication, cognitive and behavioral skills.
Common skills that can be improved: increase in attention span and focusing, eye hand coordination, social skills, fine motor skills, relaxation skills, and cooperation skills.
Music Therapy has been shown to change behaviors in all areas, from a child needing social engagement to an individual needing improvement in fine motor skills as a result of developmental disability, head injury or stroke.
Through individual music therapy, we are able to individualize goals specific for your child's needs. We can work intensively on a more personal level. Individual therapy might also be a stepping stone into group music.
Group music therapy consist of 2-4 individuals who are working on similar goals. Often a social element is the primary focus of the group as well as active music making. These groups are determined by the therapist on an as needed basis.
Karla, originally from North Carolina, graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a BS in Music Therapy. She has worked for PTS for 19 years! Karla resides in Cross Lanes with her husband, Steve, and 2 children, Jeff and Caroline. In her spare time, Karla loves spending time with family in NC, sewing and traveling!
Mission Statement: to provide quality speech and language, occupational, physical, music therapy, and related educational programs to individuals of all ages and many disabilities to improve their quality of life. The therapies will help develop functional social skills, and will improve self esteem through participation in purposeful activity, which leads to optimal independence.