Music Therapy for Children with Special Needs Blog

Special Needs Group Music Therapy in Public Schools

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Yes there is still snow on the ground and maybe more to come. But Jammin’ Jenn Music Therapy is already beginning to plan our ESY (Extended School Year) as well as our 2018-2019 school year schedules with our existing and new school clients!


Summer Camp for Kids with Special Needs

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Jammin Jenn would like to help spread the word about an amazing Camp for kids with Special needs. We have provided Music Therapy for Camp PAL for several years and have a long standing relationship with them. The camp (Camp PAL – Play and Learn)is run by Creative Speech Solutions, LLC (CSS) and is based on the philosophy that ALL children deserve a traditional summer- time experience, but not at the expense of missed opportunities for essential therapy or needed support. Camp PAL offers the perfect mix of summer- time camp fun and therapeutic intervention!

Over the past few years CSS realized not only the unbelievable need for a camp like this, but also the remarkable benefits it has for children with special needs. At Camp PAL, traditional summer activities such as sports, arts and crafts, music and games provide an array of opportunities to expand children’s communication, social and educational skills. Children participate in small group activities that focus on fun, skill acquisition and positive group dynamics. This unique camp offers goal- directed activities that provide each child with endless opportunities to grow, socialize, explore and develop new skills with just the right amount of structured support. Language, social and sensory activities are infused into each component of the camp day with the ultimate goal being to teach the children to transfer these skills to other real life situations.

Registration is now open and groups are forming. Summer is right around the corner so don’t delay!

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.
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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
Download Flier Here

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

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 ( 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!!


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.


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 if you require additional information. Space is extremely limited to only 5 students per class.