Mneme Therapy is research-based, multisensory, and uses individualized sessions that include singing, movement, painting, and storytelling to stimulate the brain. Mneme Therapists are trained and certified by the Art Without Boundaries Association, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with brain-related disorders. The goals of Mneme Therapy include improving verbal skills, mobility, special acuity, and understanding directions in addition to reducing combativeness. Students produce paintings to improve self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
Music Therapy provides individualized activities to reinforce goals that include on task behaviors, communication skills, socialization skills, fine and gross motor skills, eye contact, relaxation, texture and sound sensitivity, and leisure training. Music therapy activities include singing, rhythmic activities, and playing instruments and are conducted with small groups and with individual students. The music therapy room is equipped with pianos, drums, tone chimes, and guitars.
Speech Therapy addresses articulation, language delay, fluency, oral stimulation, and social skills. Speech Therapy coordinates with community-based instruction to help students transition and apply communication skills to environments outside the classroom. Speech Therapy incorporates technologies such as iPads, visuals, and communication devices/applications. Improving communication skills helps students reduce frustration and promotes interactions. Music and Speech therapists closely collaborate to integrate and reinforce skills.
Occupational therapy helps our students cope with physical, developmental, emotional, and cognitive disabilities through the therapeutic use of daily activities. Occupational therapy works to ensure that a student can participate in the full breadth of school activities—from paying attention in class; concentrating on the task at hand; holding a pencil, musical instrument, or book in the easiest way; or just behaving appropriately in class. Occupational therapy may be recommended for an individual student for reasons that might be affecting his or learning or behavior, such as motor skills, cognitive processing, visual or perceptual problems, difficulties staying on task, disorganization, or inappropriate sensory responses.