The Window to the Mind: Using Music for Hospitalized Children with Special Needs
Children with special needs benefit from the creative and family-centered support of child life specialists and music therapists. Learn the most up to date diagnostic information for those with developmental disabilities and how music can be used to address physical, emotional, and cognitive needs as part of a holistic, family-centered model of care.
■ Identify current diagnostic information for children with developmental delays and disorders.
■ Identify common needs for hospitalized children with developmental delays and disorders.
■ Describe the unique role of music in meeting the needs of children with developmental delays and disorders, and how music can be incorporated into child life practice.
■ Identify when collaboration with a music therapist is indicated and how to facilitate best-practice techniques within a collaborative approach.
■ Describe current trends in hospitalization for children with special needs, and where music therapy resources can be found for hospitals without music therapy.