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Trusting Your Ears: Improving Auditory Skills and Building Confidence in Children with Cochlear Implants

Young children with cochlear implants are in the process of not only learning how to hear, but also of trusting what they hear. Therefore, even if a child hears and understands your verbal direction, he or she might just respond by staring at you, due to issues with confidence. Engaging visually is much easier, safer, […]

“Will My Child Succeed in Music Therapy?”: Celebrating Success by Measuring Growth

Everything goes back to the way we define “success.” As a parent, what does “success” for your child mean to you? Each child is unique. Each child is walking, rolling, staring, smiling, or singing their way throughout his or her own individual journey. Since each child faces his or her own path, success cannot be […]

“Why won’t he participate?”: The 3 Little Keys to Motivating Therapeutic Participation

In my experience, simply “being difficult” is rarely the case for a child refusing to participate. Children need a combination of modification, encouragement, and trust to participate. Here’s what you can do to motivate therapeutic participation: Modify. If a child is demonstrating an excessive amount of difficulty accomplishing a task, make the task easier (i.e., […]