Music therapy for children with special needs

The music therapy package by Rhythm Tree is designed to help children with autism and other developmental disabilities learn, grow and thrive.

The Rhythm Tree has released The Rhythm Tree Music Therapy Package, a complete program for teachers, parents and therapists to help their kids with special needs meet therapeutic goals.

“I see children with special needs struggle every day to do what most people take for granted,” said Ryan Judd, MA, MT-BC, a board certified music therapist that has specialized in working with children with special needs for over 12 years. “I believe that children with special needs deserve to learn and develop in a fun, creative and motivating atmosphere,” “My mission is to teach parents, educators and therapists how to use music to help children with special needs learn, grow and thrive!”

Saundra Shaeffer explains the impact of music therapy on her 6-year old son with autism. “Ryan Judd was able to motivate our son, Stephen, to do certain things with ease that he had been laboring on in Speech, OT and ABA therapies. I tried Music Therapy because I thought it would be fun for our son, but then I quickly found it to be the most effective therapy we’ve tried. Our son met his goals quickly, and then generalized the skill so well to other settings. Ryan addressed challenges from social, to academic, to gross motor with quick success. In our son’s case, he has so many abilities that go untapped because of uncooperative tendencies. Other therapists would shake their head in amazement as they observed Ryan’s work with Stephen and saw him jump to whatever Ryan required of him. It raised the bar for all of us to realize what Stephen could do. I hope other parents don’t wait as long as I did to implement this wonderful resource, especially if you have the opportunity to work with Ryan Judd!”

The Rhythm Tree Music Therapy Package is intended to help children with developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. It consists of four interrelated components that provide the tools necessary to effectively engage kids with music,

About The Rhythm Tree

The Rhythm Tree, LLC is dedicated to enriching the lives of children with special needs by using music to help them reach their goals. Founded by board certified music therapist, Ryan Judd, The Rhythm Tree’s mission is to teach parents, educators and therapists how to use music to help children with special needs learn, grow and thrive.

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