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Music Can Improve Quality of Life

April 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Alzheimer’s Association dementia support group will have guest presenters from Music Therapy Associates for the topic “Music Can Improve Quality of Life”. Music Therapy is the clinical and evidenced based use of music interventions and the relationship between the therapist and client to accomplish individualized goals by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved Music Therapy Program.

TO IMPROVE:

  • eye hand coordination
  • fine motor coordination
  • gross motor coordination
  • eye contact
  • on-task behavior
  • color recognition
  • academic skills
  • knowledge in the field of music
  • acceptable social behavior
  • reciprocal interaction
  • cooperation skills
  • auditory discrimination
  • balance
  • facial expressions
  • self-esteem
  • ability to follow directions
  • self-help skills
  • sensory integration
  • speech and language development

 

 

TO PROVIDE:

  • an opportunity for recreation through music
  • opportunities for self-expression
  • positive, successful experiences
  • FUN!!!

TO INCREASE:

  • verbal communication
  • clarity of speech
  • physical exercise
  • range of motion
  • motivation to participate
  • awareness of emotions
  • empathy
  • problem solving skills
  • verbalizations
  • vocalizations
  • musical skills
  • body awareness
  • spatial awareness
  • daily living knowledge
  • social interactions
  • tolerance of others
  • self-organization
  • self-regulation
  • self-confidence

 

 

TO DECREASE:

  • hyperactivity
  • unacceptable social behavior
  • echolalia
  • stress

*Please contact Jade Arias or Wendy Abreu with any questions or to RSVP:
Phone: 610-748-8888
Email: jadearias89@yahoo.com

Details

Date:
April 7, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

Whitehall Manor
1177 6th Street
Whitehall,PA18052United States
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Phone:
610-434-9999