Music is a nonverbal form of communication that has proven to be a particularly effective mode of therapy for our children. Music therapy brings out the “song” in children while providing participants with an opportunity to experience being heard, understood, and accepted. Keren Or therapists also use music based “conversations” to stimulate group interaction and a variety of instruments to improve physical control. These multi-sensory opportunities help students develop self-mastery and emotional communication.
Interaction with animals gives students an opportunity to overcome fears, while improving emotional awareness, responsibility, and self-confidence. It also provides opportunities for nonverbal communication, multi-sensory stimulation, and satisfaction, while also building loving relationships.