Music Therapy for Children with Special Needs Blog



Starting in October, Group Music Therapy Program with Mission Cognition in Metuchen, NJ!

Jammin’ Jenn Music Therapy is very pleased to announce our group music therapy program in conjunction with Mission Cognition in Metuchen, NJ starting in October 2015! The folks at Mission Cognition are doing some fantastic work with children with special needs and we feel honored to be developing a program at their center. Please click on the link below to learn more about this terrific organization and to inquire about their programs including the upcoming group music therapy program.

http://www.missioncognition.com
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3/28 Wellness Fair Focusing on People with Special Needs

Join Jammin Jenn to Explore Wellness Opportunities with a Focus on People with Special Needs!
Saturday Mar 28th 10 AM – 3 PM
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Download Flier Here

ECLC School – 21 Lum Ave, Chatham Township, NJ 07928

www.eclcofnj.org
Cooking Demos – Health Screenings -Fitness
Kids’ Activities – Music – Vendor Expo – Yoga
Dance – Nutritionist – Summer Camps – Art
Stress Reduction – Pet Therapy – Door Prizes
Giveaways and More!


11/23 Special Needs Resource Fair

Please come join us as the special need resource fair in West Orange. We would love to see you there!

Sunday, Nov 23rd at 12:30pm – 4:00pm

  • Browse Community Resources and Programs
  • Connect with Professionals and Parents
  • Workshops to Nourish Your Soul

Childcare and youth programming available with RSVP. For more information, please contact: Rebecca Wanatick, Community Inclusion Coordinator, MetroWest ABLE, (973) 929-3129, rwanatick@jfedgmw.org

Click here to RSVP and Share the Facebook Event


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New Music Therapy Sessions near Cherry Hill, NJ

Jammin’ Jenn Music Therapy is proud to announce that we are now conducting Music Therapy At the Pediatric Wellness Network in the Cherry Hill Area in New Jersey

The Pediatric Wellness Network is a team of highly regarded clinicians that use an integrated approach to pediatric therapies. It is a network of pediatric professionals under one roof. Now… Jammin’ Jenn Music Therapy is part of the team!

Our team of professionals include:

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
  • Speech, Language, & Cognitive Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Psycho-Educational Diagnostician
  • Nutrition and Health Programs
  • Music Therapy

Please visit the Pediatric Wellness Network website (http://pediatricwellnessnetwork.com) to learn more or contact the Pediatric Wellness Network
at 856.751.1937

We look forward to hearing from you!


Important Benefits of Music Therapy for Developmentally Delayed/Disabled Children

An awesome Mom and former client, Mary Ghicas writes a terrific blog – “The Finer Things for Kids”. In this blog she points out some wonderful and helpful things for children. In this blog entry (please click here to read), Mary outlines some really important benefits of music and music therapy for developmentally delayed/disabled children. Great Job Mary!!!
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Staten Island Group Music Therapy

Jammin’ Jenn Music Therapy is pleased and honored to be conducting our second music therapy program in conjunction with Laura Hynes of Extraordinary Minds in Staten Island. For those of you in the Staten Island area, please click on the link below for more information about the upcoming program. Your child will experience the wonderful benefits of music therapy coupled with the power of group dynamics. We look forward to seeing you there!!

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Extraordinary Minds Presents~ Music Therapy Group Sessions with Jammin Jenn Music Therapy for Children

The dynamic of a group music therapy session can offer incredible benefits to special needs individuals.

New lower price!
$175 for 6, 30 minute classes.
Class schedule: Wednesdays 4:15-4:45 & 5:00-5:30
Starting March 12th, for 6 consecutive weeks.

REGISTER at http://musictherapygroup.eventzilla.net

Our group sessions will emphasize areas of socialization. We build skills in peer awareness, turn taking, attending behavior, and increased social referencing. In addition to group and socialization skills, individuals can also make gains in gross and fine motor skills, auditory processing, and receptive and expressive language. All classes run by certified music therapists.

Upon registration, you will be asked to complete a short profile of your child. To best support our students, we will be grouping students based on age as well as developmental ability. Your child will be placed in the class that will best suit their needs. You will be notified of your child’s placement by Saturday, March 8th.

Location: 4 University Place, Ground Floor Staten Island, NY 10301

Please email laurahynes@extraordinaryminds.org if you require additional information. Space is extremely limited to only 5 students per class.


Cherry Hill Conference for Professionals and Parents of Children with Special Needs

Jammin’ Jenn is honored to inform you of a terrific event on March 8th in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. We currently conduct music therapy in the surrounding area and have recently been in contact with Jill Kail, the Ombudsman for Disabled Citizens of Cherry Hill, the sponsor of this event. We are sure this gathering will be valuable to access resources and information on issues important to families raising children with special needs. If you are near the area please attend!!

Download the Flyer Here

Cherry Hill Conference for Professionals and Parents of Children with Special Needs


Group Music Therapy with Somerset County Therapeutic Recreation Department

Jammin’ Jenn Music Therapy is thrilled to be conducting a group music therapy program with the Somerset County Parks and Recreation Department! Please have a look at the flyer and if you can participate we would love for you to join us. Please contact the Therapeutic Recreation Dept. for information and to make sure that you are eligible to participate. Call 908.526.5650. We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Download the Flyer Here

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