MTME Summer Music Therapy Program, the newest Music to My Ears program component, is currently under development and planned for a summer 2022 launch. This program will bring a six-week, evidence-based, small group music therapy program to children with hearing loss, ages five to eight, to supplement speech therapy and provide these more intensive services in a community, not clinical, setting. Based on the ground breaking research and clinic at University of Iowa, the program will focus on assisting the children with breaking through plateaus in their expressive language while fostering community.
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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
The University of Iowa has a free-access curated website (part of the Iowa Head and Neck Protocols) that provides information about music and hearing loss. Topics include:
- Hearing Devices and Music,
- Improving Music Enjoyment,
- Musicians, Hearing Protection, and Hearing Loss,
- Loud Music in Restaurants,
- Coping with Hearing Loss,
- Testing Music Perception.
It includes information for people with hearing loss and their families, audiologists, music therapists, musicians, and music educators.
Date – Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time – 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Place – Live VITURAL Concert
FHSR is so excited to welcome Laurie Berkner, a nationally beloved children’s music artist as our Cheers for Ears 2021 entertainment.
We will be singing, dancing and making music together virtually, while staying safe at home.
Laurie shares her talent with audiences all over the world through her YouTube channel.
EXPLORE OTHER MUSIC PROGRAMMING OPTIONS
MUSIC TO MY EARS (MTME) SCHOLARSHIP
The Music To My Ears Scholarship Program allows all children, regardless of financial need, to attend weekly music enrichment classes and experience the joy of music with their caregivers and hearing peers.
The scholarship will provide one year of tuition-free music classes to (up to 12 years of age) who are deaf or hard of hearing and living in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs
A $900 donation will sponsor a year of classes for one deaf or hard of hearing child. This amount will allow children who might not otherwise be able to afford music enrichment classes to attend weekly music classes and experience the joy of music with their hearing peers.
HELP US BRING MUSIC THERAPY TO FAMILIES
As you consider a gift to FHSR, this is an area where you can make significant impact very quickly. We are seeking to add Music Therapy programming and need your help to make it a reality!