Sibling & Family Sessions

Sibling & Family Sessions

Sibling and family sessions are designed to foster positive interactions between family members, transfer skills home, and provide a safe environment for improving skills.

Goal areas may include:

  • Self-Regulatory skills - implementing coping and calming strategies, decreasing aggression, and accepting and/or seeking out adult help
  • Social skills - appropriate sharing, cooperating, taking turns, accepting others’ play ideas, following rules, transitioning safely from activity to activity, and sharing experiences
  • Self-Help and Emotional skills - identify and appropriately express feelings, using words or augmentive and alternative communication, develop empathy
  • Gross and Fine Motor functioning - range of motion, palmar and pincer grasp, meeting and crossing midline, and progressive muscle relaxation
  • Communication skills - conversation, gestures/body language, sign language, quality of voice, expressive and receptive language
  • Cognitive skills - preschool concepts (e.g. identifying colors, letters, numbers, printed name), attention, executive function

Therapuetic Music Interventions may include:

  • Functional instrument play: Working together or independently playing an instrument to improve social and motor skills.
  • Song writing: Choosing a theme that the family is working towards and writing a song together to foster attachment and positive family interaction.
  • Musical games: Games to work on auditory perception, visual perception, communication, and cooperation skills.
  • Movement to music: Using dance and yoga to improve social, motor, and communication skills.
  • Singing: Using call-and-response, performing, and group singing to improve self-regulation, social, academic, motor, and communication skills.
  • Sensory exploration: Using a variety of instruments and tools that improve self-regulation and motor skills