Page 1 of 3 Creating Connections Company, LLC 4065 Buxton Road South Euclid, OH 44121 216.502.7648 email@example.com Specializing in interventions for children with autism and developmental disorders Music Therapy/Neurologic Music Therapy Services Space - Creating Connections Company, LLC, (CCC) is located at 4065 Buxton Road, South Euclid, OH. Sessions are provided in the community at a variety of agency locations, including therapy offices, schools, and private homes. Equipment – There is a wide variety of instruments and equipment available in our studio. These include, but are not limited to, guitars, CD players, CDs, Remo kids percussion (including gathering drums), keyboards, Qchord, autoharps, soprano metallophones, children’s tone bells, and rhythm instruments. In addition, there are written music resources and books, movement props (such as scarves, ribbons, parachute, and balls), visual aids, trampoline, swing, treadmill, and reference books. Types of Sessions – Types of music therapy activities in any group or individual session is based upon assessment results and treatment plan goals and objectives. When able, CCC often incorporates IEP goals into sessions as well. Traditional music therapy as well as Neurologic Music Therapy techniques are utilized throughout sessions. NMT/Developmental Therapy Co-Treatment Groups: small group sessions that combine Neurologic Music Therapy and DIR®/Floortime TM techniques (as well as other developmental therapy strategies individualized for each client's needs) in a co-treatment setting to address developmental goals. Co-led by a board-certified Neurologic Music Therapist and a trained specialist in DIR®/Floortime TM. Page 2 of 3 Group Neurologic Music Therapy: small group sessions designed to provide clients with opportunities to create music together while addressing non-musical goals such as language/communication, cognition, and self-regulation. Facilitated Special Needs Play Groups: in-home or agency-based intimate play groups (with or without music) guided by a facilitator that focus on supporting pro-social skills. These play groups can also be integrated into family/sibling play groups. Individual Neurologic Music Therapy: highly individualized sessions that utilize therapeutic neurologic music tasks specifically designed to address objective, measurable, nonmusical goals. An initial assessment is required prior to initiation of service. Developmental analysis and intervention: individualized, play-based developmental therapy incorporating DIR®/Floortime™ principles (as well as other strategies individualized for each client) which fosters growth in all areas of development through interpersonal relationships. Behavior Intervention: individualized client/family/classroom guidance that addresses specific behavior issues currently interfering with a child's healthy development. Adaptive music lessons: specialized music learning incorporated into individual Neurologic Music Therapy sessions. Techniques are adapted to meet the special learning styles of each client. Instruction is provided in the following areas: piano, guitar, recorder, percussion, woodwinds, and basic music theory. Music Therapy IEP Assessment: implementation of the SEMTAP (Special Education Music Therapy Assessment Process) to determine if music therapy is educationally necessary for a student. When music therapy is deemed educationally necessary for a student, CCC is available to provide follow-up direct and consultative services to address specific . I.E.P goals and objectives. Page 3 of 3 Music therapy approach/philosophy - CCC strives to be developmental in its treatment approach. In other words, CCC therapists closely analyze the developmental needs of each client in all domain areas (cognitive, behavioral, social, language/communication, and perceptual/motor) and then incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques and strategies to address these needs (including behavioral and cognitive-behavioral). Music therapy takes many forms at CCC, depending upon the unique needs of the child. These forms may include live music production (the actual playing of instruments and/or singing), improvisation (free musical response), and creative song writing. Music therapists at CCC use music to reinforce and shape targeted behaviors through the use of Neurologic Music Therapy standardized techniques. Data collection and documentation are essential, vital components of intervention in order to demonstrate the efficacy of treatment. Documentation includes referral, assessment, treatment plan development, session data collection/progress notes, progress reports, IEP reports, and discharge summaries. Following a referral, the music therapist conducts an assessment prior to the initiation of services. Treatment goals and objectives (incorporated into the treatment plan) are then developed in conjunction with the child’s IEP (as applicable). Progress towards goals is evaluated objectively and reported throughout the course of treatment. Music therapy sessions typically last from 30-60 minutes.