Devereux New York’s music therapy program helps adults, one note at a time
The music therapy program at Devereux New York helps adults with developmental disabilities find their voice.
Music therapy activities offered at Devereux New York include singing, playing instruments, dancing/moving/ stretching and music mixing/composing.
Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.”
music therapy program at Devereux Advanced
Behavioral Health New York is helping adults with developmental disabilities find their
60 adults, age 21 and older, participate in Devereux New York’s music therapy program,
which is supported by the generous contributions of family members and friends.
program is offered in both day habilitation and residential treatment settings
on a weekly and bi-weekly basis, respectively.
therapy activities offered at Devereux New York include:
moving and stretching
mixing and composing
therapy helps the adults we serve better express their emotions and become more
engaged,” said Devereux New York Executive Director John Lopez. “More importantly, music therapy is fun! Whether our
adults are singing and dancing to their favorite tunes or simply smiling – it
is easy to see the powerful and positive impact of music therapy.”
Music therapy hits all
the right notes
Merritt Lutz, whose
son, Reid, has autism, sees first-hand the social, emotional, physical and
cognitive benefits of Devereux New York’s music therapy program.
“The program has brought so much joy
into our son’s life,” Lutz shared. “Reid’s communication skills and vocabulary
have improved, and he enjoys, and looks forward to, the sessions. We are
grateful to the staff, especially music therapist Amy Recchia, for all she does to motivate and support Reid and his
New York Community Outreach Coordinator Kailee
McIntyre noted that the music therapy program has had a positive impact on
staff, as well.
“To see the individuals we serve
reacting positively to the music and interacting with their peers is truly
amazing,” McIntyre explained. “Our staff are filled with a sense of pride when
they witness what our adults have accomplished, and the milestones they have
reached, thanks to this program.”
Make a contribution to
Devereux New York’s music therapy program. Learn more about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.
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