Enhance Speech, Language, and Communication Skills with Music
ComMusicate™️ is a group-based program that offers a unique and creative approach to target speech, language, and communication challenges through music. This exciting first series of sessions will be facilitated by the founder of the program, Noreen Donnell, together with a Communicative Disorders Assistant, Tara Dawson.
Hear what Noreen has to say about music therapy and communication…
“I am accepted as I am, but I always have potential. The songs help me to remember words. The rhythm and the beat make things easier to learn. It’s okay to take my time to say what I want to say. My teachers will always find a way to support me. Friends are here, that are just like me. In ComMusicate, I have a voice.”
~ The ComMusicate™️ Child
What you will need:
Laptop or Mobile/Tablet device with stable internet connection and video is required.
All live sessions will be delivered on Zoom. You will be emailed the zoom links before the classes begin.
A parent or caregiver present to support and reinforce concepts is recommended.
Noreen Donnell is a certified Music Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist. She received both her Bachelors and Master of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, and pursued additional training in Neurologic Music Therapy. She specializes in working with children with a variety of physical, communicative, social, emotional, and cognitive challenges. Noreen is passionate about helping children to communicate! Noreen created the group program ComMusicate, which combines music therapy and speech- language therapy to target communication goals.
Tara Dawson studied at the University of Western Ontario where she received her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Psycholinguistics, and furthered her studies with a Post Degree Diploma in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Durham College. Tara is a passionate Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) who feels strongly about the impact that group work can have on personal learning goals. Her experience facilitating group work has been extensive, across all populations and targeting a wide variety of communication-based challenges. In addition, Tara offers a range of one on one services targeting areas like speech sound production, language development, social communication and literacy-based support; both in person and online. Tara’s enthusiasm for her craft is most evident!
If you have any questions, please contact our office at (403) 240-3877.
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