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How Music Helps Children with Down Syndrome

Children with Down syndrome show a developmental delay in three broad categories: motor skills, social/self-help skills and expressive language skills. That doesn’t mean that they are bereft of any and all skills. In fact, every individual is born with a unique talent.  Children with Down syndrome have strengths and weaknesses, like everyone else, and there …

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Musical Vocational Training for Differently Abled Adults

According to the 2017 statistics, only 35.5% of people with a disability were employed whereas the employment percentage of people without a disability was 76.5%. This is not only a disservice to our special needs population, but it is also a loss for our workforce and economy. Employing a differently abled adult is beneficial for …

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Music Therapy: A Melodic Intervention for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

Music can have a strong impact on our mood. Sad melodies can make us sad on our best days, and uplifting ones can make us forget about all our troubles in a span of minutes. The benefits of music do not end there, though. In fact, creating a musical intervention for individuals with   Parkinson’s disease …

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New Program at the Parkinson Place Comprehensive Care Center

CreativeLEAPS, LLC will be providing its services at Parkinson Place Comprehensive Care Center. Neurologic music therapist Marion Haase, and St. Mary of the Woods College music therapy practicum student Chris Ramos will co-lead a Neurologic Music Therapy exercise group to maintain/improve:   I. Motor function The music therapist provides live music as an external cue, …

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