Music Therapists use music and musical elements to promote and maintain mental, physical and emotional health. Music has nonverbal, creative, structural and emotional qualities are used to facilitate interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication and personal development. Our team of music therapists engage children in interventions including active music making (playing instruments, vocalizing), active listening and song writing and song learning. Benefits of music therapy for children with special needs include: cognition, attention/listening, social interaction, motor coordination, speech and language. Music motivates children to participate physically, focuses children and encourages non-verbal and verbal self-expression.