Professional Disciplines dealing with disabilities

    Music Therapy

      Music therapy shows promise in kids with autism

      12/1/18
      When a child with autism can play the piano or sing a song, their brains may benefit, new research suggests. Music therapy increased connectivity in key brain networks, according to the researchers. Not only that, the sessions improved social communication skills and quality of life for the patient's family.
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      Why You Should Enroll Your Kids in Piano Lessons, According to Science

      7/3/18
      New research suggests taking piano lessons can help build language processing skills. "With 88 keys and hundreds of internal strings, a standard piano produces a slew of unique sounds and tones. And mastering that complex system doesn’t only result in beautiful music — a new study says it can also help kids build up their language skills."
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      Music Therapy

      6/8/18
      This video is not a video or music therapy, but it is an example of what music therapy can do.

      Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

      7/22/14
      A nice article exploring some of the latest research showing the benefits of music education.
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      Information on Music Therapy

      4/6/14
      The Spring Issue of the Brige, the publication from the Advocacy Center has a special feature on Music Therapy.
      Click this link to download the pdf of the article.

      Benefits of Music Therapy on the brain

      4/1/14
      How does music affect a person’s brain? This helpful article from the American Psychological Association explores research on how music affects the brain by looking at premature infants, the effects of music on health, and on disease.
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      Music and Stroke Therapy

      3/28/14
      How does music therapy help stroke survivors with aphasia?
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      New information on Music Therapy

      12/20/11
      What is music therapy and who benefits from it? Click the related link to listen to an episode of Science Friday where the importance and role of music therapy is discussed in regards to medicine and to treating individuals with specific disabilities.
      Treating Stress, Speech Disorders With Music

    Occupational Therapy


    Special Education

      High-Leverage Practices in Special Education

      7/25/18
      "The Council for Exceptional Children and the federally-supported Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform, also known as CEEDAR, came up with 22 "high-leverage practices" spread across four domains that should be mastered by newly-minted special education teachers.
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      High-Leverage Practices in Special Education - Use Strategies to Promote Active Student Engagement

      7/27/18
      "The Council for Exceptional Children and the federally-supported Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform, also known as CEEDAR, came up with 22 "high-leverage practices" spread across four domains that should be mastered by newly-minted special education teachers.

      High-Leverage Practices in Special Education - Use Explicit Instruction

      7/27/18
      "The Council for Exceptional Children and the federally-supported Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform, also known as CEEDAR, came up with 22 "high-leverage practices" spread across four domains that should be mastered by newly-minted special education teachers.

      High-Leverage Practices in Special Education - Systematically Design Instruction Towards Learning Goals

      7/27/18
      "The Council for Exceptional Children and the federally-supported Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform, also known as CEEDAR, came up with 22 "high-leverage practices" spread across four domains that should be mastered by newly-minted special education teachers.

      High-Leverage Practices in Special Education - Provide Positive and Constructive Feedback to Guide Student's Learning

      7/27/18
      "The Council for Exceptional Children and the federally-supported Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform, also known as CEEDAR, came up with 22 "high-leverage practices" spread across four domains that should be mastered by newly-minted special education teachers.

      Video: A Crash Course on Special Education

      9/7/12
      What is special education, and how does it help kids with learning and attention issues? This video, courtesy of GreatSchools, gives the lowdown on special education and how to advocate for your child.


      Speech/Language Therapy



Related Services outlined in NY State Part 200 Regulations

Under NY State Special Education regulations, if they need them, students with educationally handicapping conditions have the right to specific related services. The regulations indicate that "Related Services means developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a student with a disability and includes speech-language pathology, audiology services, interpreting services, psychological services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, counseling services, including rehabilitation counseling services, orientation and mobility services, medical services as defined in this section, parent counseling and training, school health services, school nurse services, school social work, assistive technology services, appropriate access to recreation, including therapeutic recreation, other appropriate developmental or corrective support services, and other appropriate support services and includes the early identification and assessment of disabling conditions in students."


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