My name is Pamela Ott. I am a Musician, Mother, Board Certified Music Therapist and believer in music's ability to encourage, enhance and assist in a child's development. Since Music Therapy is out of the reach of many children that could truly benefit from it and music programs have been reduced due to budget cuts, I'll be making regular posts with music, activity and instrument ideas for parents, therapists and educators in the hope that it will encourage the use of more music in the education and development of children!
This music and these activities are designed for use with all children whose developmental ages range from approximately 2 - 6 (some activities can be modified to include even higher or lower ages), including those with developmental disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, sensory disorders and more. Most children love music and music is an excellent way to engage them, increase the retention of information presented, increase interaction, stimulate communication skills and stimulate motor skills and coordination.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, suggestions or just want to share your story with me. Thanks for visiting!