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Music Therapy

Two children playing drums in music therapy.

Music is a universal language with the power to reach all people, regardless of age, ability and culture.  Music therapy is a vital component of our services for children
and adults who are blind or have low vision.  Through singing, listening, moving and playing, individuals with visual impairments learn new ways to experience their
surroundings.

Our music therapist works as a member of our interdisciplinary team to help support and address development of physical, emotional, sensory, cognitive and social needs of individuals with vision loss. The music therapist assesses the strengths and needs of individuals and utilizes music to target nonmusical goals. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, individuals’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.

  • Music therapy groups are offered twice weekly in our preschool program.
  • Individual music therapy sessions for children or adults are available both in person and remotely.
  • Children on the Children’s Long Term Support Waiver (CLTS) or adults with Family Care may receive funding for individual music therapy sessions.

“Through music, my son can interact with other people and sing along in his own way, even though he does not have words yet.  He has the opportunity
to play the tambourines and can participate by clapping his hands! He gets so excited; it gets him to come alive. “
– Parent

Learn more about our Music Therapy

Contact Emily Zajork, MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified), Music Therapist & Enrichment Coordinator,
414-615-0179 or ezajork@vision-forward.org.