Svarathmika Services

Inclinic programs

Our board certified music therapists use research-based neurologic music therapy interventions to meet the academic, sensorimotor, emotional, social, communication and development needs of your loved one in one of our two clinic locations, Mission Valley or Encinitas. Individual sessions are ideal for those who would respond best to customized experiences that incorporate creative and new approaches designed to meet their needs. Our music therapists assess the needs of your loved one, work with you to develop goal areas and select techniques to help them succeed. Our techniques are drawn from a foundation in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). NMT is based on a neuroscience model of music perception and production, and the influence of music on functional changes in nonmusical brain and behavior functions. Research supports connections between speech and singing, rhythm and motor behavior, memory for song, memory to recall academic material, and overall ability of preferred music to enhance mood, attention, and behavior to optimize the your loved one’s ability to learn and interact.

Examples of who could benefit from individual sessions include:

  • A young child with speech delays
  • A teen with autism
  • An adult who has experienced a stroke
  • An older adult who has a memory impairment

“In my daughter’s music therapy sessions, they sing about social situations. There is encouragement and confidence building. It is a methodology that is totally engaging. She loves music and it has always been an effective way to teach concepts to her and practice social skills.”

If you interested in learning how an individual session could be beneficial, contact us today to schedule a free screening at one of our two locations. 

Corporate programs

We provide two kinds of music therapy group experiences for individuals with special needs: Music Therapy Groups (targeting social/language skills) and Rock Band (targeting recreational/social skills). Groups are created based on the ages, developmental abilities and goals of individual students. Groups may contain two to six students depending on the needs and skills of students.

Before placement in a group, your loved one attends a 30-minute screening at one of our clinic sites. During this screening session, the therapist and individual become acquainted, needs and strengths are determined, and the therapist determines the appropriate group placement.

Educational sessions

These groups are designed on a case by case basis. Music therapists use catchy songs to capture your child’s attention and motivate him or her, while fostering appropriate social and language skills. From enticing instruments to colorful visuals, your child is immediately engaged in musical conversations through cooperative instrument playing and social stories. Learning to make eye contact, increasing spontaneous and cued speech, improving speech intelligibility, taking turns, and developing appropriate social reactions are a few of the goal areas that can be addressed in this group.

Music therapy concerts

These groups are designed on a case by case basis. Music therapists use catchy songs to capture your child’s attention and motivate him or her, while fostering appropriate social and language skills. From enticing instruments to colorful visuals, your child is immediately engaged in musical conversations through cooperative instrument playing and social stories. Learning to make eye contact, increasing spontaneous and cued speech, improving speech intelligibility, taking turns, and developing appropriate social reactions are a few of the goal areas that can be addressed in this group.

© 2018 Svarathmika. All Rights Reserved.

Powred By