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MUSIC CAMP

For children ages 8-13 with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Mosaic Music Camp is an opportunity for children on the autism spectrum to have fun learning songs and dances in a relaxed yet organized setting 

 

Led by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

JOIN THE FUN! JULY 12th, 13th and 14th 2019!

Why is music & movement so effective with children on the autism spectrum?

COGNITIVE SKILLS

 

MUSICAL ACTIVITIES ARE PROCESSED IN BOTH HEMISPHERES OF THE BRAIN AND PROVIDE  AUDITORY, VISUAL AND MOTOR STIMULATION

COMMUNICATION

 

COMBINING SINGING WITH MOVEMENT PROMOTES RECEPTIVE AND EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE SKILLS

MOTOR SKILLS

 

FOLLOWING SEQUENCES AND RHYTHMS  INCREASES COORDINATION AND ATTENTION SPAN

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL 

 

SINGING AND DANCING TOGETHER ENCOURAGES AND REINFORCES POSITIVE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS AND EMOTIONAL REGULATION

ABOUT THE CAMP:

 

Dates: Mosaic Music Camp is a 3 day camp: July 12, 13 & 14th, 2019

Time:  2:00 to 3:30 pm daily

Location: 330 Melville Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94103

Cost:   $90 for three days. Cash or check only 

 

Please register by phone or email by June 20th, 2019 

Other considerations: 

  • There will be a limit of 12 children. Each child must have an accompanying

       parent/guardian. 

  • The Camp will be held in a large, carpeted studio with a restroom.

  • The studio is on a quiet road in a cul-de-sac. 

ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE: 

 Social greetings and introductions

 Music and movement for emotional regulation

 Songs about parts of the body and basic emotions

 Following rhythms with hand instruments (maracas, etc.)      

 Sequenced group square dances and line dances

 Counting and basic concepts songs 

MOSAIC MUSIC CAMP FAQ:  

 

 

How should my child prepare for the camp activities?

Always an important question for kids on the spectrum! Some things to consider: Your child should dress comfortably for 90 mins of pretty much non-stop action!  The room is carpeted, so we prefer bare or stocking feet for everyone (with exceptions if your child prefers shoes). The children will be holding hands with each other during some of the circle dances. There will be amplified music (not too loud) and some hootin' and hollerin' (mostly by me!).  

Should I help my child during the activities?

We encourage independent participation by the children whenever possible!  I will provide frequent verbal/visual prompts throughout the activities.  Depending on the child's level of independence, adults may either stay close to their child or observe from another area of the room and provide help only when necessary.  There will be seats for adults/parents nearby. 

What if my child has never followed dance/movement sequenced instruction before?

 

Mosaic Music Camp is geared to all levels of ability!  The dance and movement sequences will be modeled slowly-first without music-then with music. Dances and other song actions will be repeated every day to reinforce learning. 

   

My child often makes loud noises, stims or dashes around. Are you OK with these behaviors?

Loud noises and stimming are normal and fine!  However, not all children are comfortable with amplified music and groups of people.  If your child’s very loud noises or restless behaviors are preventing others from focusing, then he/she may need to take a break and try again. 

 

If my child is participating independently, do I still need to stay at the Camp site?

Yes. You may either remain in the room or enjoy our small outdoor patio just outside the studio. 

   

Will there be a bathroom break?

Yes.  There will be a 15 minute break midway into the 90 min camp activities.  

   

May I bring snacks and drinks for my child?

Food and drink are not allowed in the studio but children can have a quick snack outdoors on the patio during the 15 min break.

 

What if my child finds it too difficult to participate and we have to discontinue the class    before finishing Day 1.  Can I  get a refund?

 

Yes, if the camp is not suited to your child we can refund your money.  Try again next year!  

 

Please feel free to email or call with any further questions via my Contact page