April is Autism Awareness month and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. NeuroRhythm encourages you to support autism by learning more about it, informing others, advocating, volunteering, donating, sponsoring, or any other way you can think of.
There are some upcoming autism and developmental disabilities events where you can support autism. Alpine Autism Center is having their 6th annual fundraising walk on April 20th. The Pikes Peak Interagency Transition Team is having their annual Resource Fair for Individuals with Disabilities on April 25th. Scroll down on the home page of their website to download the flyer.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism now affects 1 in 88 children, which means many of you have met or know of someone with autism. The causes of autism are still being researched and there are no known cures, although several treatments have been shown to be effective. Some effective autism therapy and treatments include Nutrition, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, and Music Therapy.
There is a large body of research supporting the use of music therapy for autism specturm disorder. We have compiled information, research and links about music therapy and autism on our NeuroRhythm Autism webpage, so be sure to check it out for lots of good information and resources.
We are a research-based behavioral music therapy practice, and we are the only company that integrates the scientific fields of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This means that you receive our unique expertise and research-based methods in a fun, motivating and engaging way that have been proven effective for autism. Be sure to view our NeuroRhythm Autism webpage and explore our website for lots of great information and resources about music therapy.
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After much anticipation and countless hours of hard work, NeuroRhythm is excited to announce the launching of our new, completely redesigned website! This website has a new look that incorporates the new logo and slogan with picture icons: "Science, Creativity, Compassion." It also provides viewers with more information about music therapy and why it works, including an interactive map of the brain through which viewers can learn about the science behind the music: the fact that music is processed in the whole brain and music enhances and optimizes the brain, providing better, more efficient therapy. Don't miss this interactive visual "Music Therapy and the Brain" experience on our Music Therapy Science webpage!
We added a blog to our website for news, announcements and articles. Our website also features new photos of music therapy in action that are organized into albums by goal area such as Cognitive, Motor, or Speech/Language. We now have videos of music therapy in action that are also in different albums. Don't forget to watch NeuroRhythm on News Channel 13, an interview with NeuroRhythm and a military parent of a child with autism, and video footage of a music therapy session. For the full story, see our blog entry.
NeuroRhythm wishes to thank the talented team at Altitude Studios for their outstanding work redesigning all our marketing materials, including this website. Altitude has consistently delivered top quality work with a high level of creativity and professionalism. Thank you Altitude Studios!
If you are a passionate, bright and talented Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) who strives for excellence, loves to work with children and adults with developmental and neurological disorders, and is interested in the research-based approaches of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), NeuroRhythm may be the perfect company for you!
NeuroRhythm has an opening for a music therapist to provide community-based and some clinic-based music therapy services for children and adults with developmental and neurological disorders in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is a part-time employee position with opportunities for growth. MT-BC and NMT are required. ABA knowlege and experience is preferred. At least 1 year experience (more experience preferred) working with individuals with developmental and neurological challenges, especially autism, is required. Pay is based on experience and is competitive with similar positions in Colorado and nationally.
For more information and instructions on how to apply for this position, visit NeuroRhythm's Join Our Team webpage.
Interested applicants may contact NeuroRhythm via email with any questions: KateStJohn@NeuroRhythm.com
NeuroRhythm is excited to announce the opening of our new clinic in the Broadmoor area of Colorado Springs, Colorado! The clinic is in a beautiful Class A building and is in the suite next door to the Shandy Clinic, a children's therapy center. This provides our clients with a convienient location to access all their therapy needs.
Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how music therapy can help with your specific needs!
NeuroRhythm was interviewed by News Channel 13 for a story on military autism services coverage. Currently, only active duty military have benefits that cover autism services. Retirees and wounded warriors do not have these benefits. Families are fighting for all military, regardless of duty status, to receive benefits for autism services. Music therapy is one autism service for which it is difficult to get military insurance coverage, but families and music therapists continue to fight for it.
Click here for the full story from News Channel 13: Military Family Fights For Better Autism Coverage.
View the video of this news interview below, which includes footage of a music therapy session with a child with autism.