We are thrilled to announce our new service: Music-Directed Speech Therapy! Swipe through the images above for more information and answers to FAQs (or click here to check out our page dedicated to this new service), and keep reading to watch a clip from a real MDST session!
This new type of treatment, overseen by a registered Speech-Language Pathologist (Halle!) and carried out by a board-certified Music Therapist (Kaelyn!), utilizes Music Therapy practices while working towards Speech-Language Pathology goals.
Music therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to address and accomplish individualized health, educational, and therapeutic goals, such as:
Music therapy is provided by a registered music therapist who has completed an approved music therapy program.
Music-directed speech therapy is still classified as speech therapy (*not* music therapy), and it falls under the domain of speech-language pathology. However, with music-directed speech therapy, core aspects of music therapy are incorporated into the speech therapy treatment plan. This creates a customized treatment modality that highly benefits music-loving kids.
By combining music therapy and speech pathology, we are able to offer an interactive and engaging rehabilitation program that is especially effective for music-prone children (such as nearly all Gestalt Language Processors).
An added bonus: Music-directed Speech Therapy is eligible for OAP funding and private insurance!
by Halle Demchuk, SLP
Paediatric SLP | GLP-Trained Clinician | Owner of HAEPI SLP
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