Wildwood's Music Therapy program was recently featured on the morning segment of News10, Wake Up With 10, when reporter Ben Ryan joined music therapists Amy Myers and Jeff Starace to learn more about the practice and benefits of music therapy.
Amy and Jeff showcased some of the individual and group activities that happen within the classroom — and music studio! — at Wildwood School. These activities include playing the piano, singing along to popular, familiar songs, and gathering a group around a big table drum. Music activities are typically catered to individual needs, with the goal to match where someone is at emotionally. The sounds can provide a sensory stimulation or calming effect, the songs themselves can help with language skills, and group activities can improve social skills.
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