Musical Therapy for Autism Oklahoma City OK

Musical therapy for autism helps autistic patients with social skills, language comprehension and more. See below for local music therapists in Oklahoma City that give access to therapy which has effects such as non-communicative speech reduction and echolalia reduction as well as advice and content on art therapy for autism and how to find music therapists for autism.

Oklahoma Dept. of Rehabilitation Services
(405) 951-3400 or (800) 845-8476
3535 N.W. 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool

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HOME BASED SERVICES
(405) 642-4839
Goshawk Drive
Norman, OK
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Residential, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Tulsa Sunshine Center
(918) 615-6492
2221 W. Detroit Street
Broken Arrow, OK
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Tulsa Developmental Pediatrics & Center for Family Psychology
(918) 743-3224
4520 S. Harvard #200
Tulsa, OK
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult

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Oklahoma Board of Examiners of Psychologists
(405) 524-9094
201 NE 38th Ter
Oklahoma City, OK
 
JoEllen Poindexter, M.S., CCC-SLP
(405) 313-9830
11220 N. Rockwell
Oklahoma City, OK
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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JoEllen Poindexter, M.S., CCC-SLP
(405) 313-9830
11220 N. Rockwell
Oklahoma City, OK
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Oklahoma Dept. of Rehabilitation Services
(405) 951-3400 or (800) 845-8476
3535 N.W. 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool

Data Provided By:
HOME BASED SERVICES
(405) 642-4839
Goshawk Drive
Norman, OK
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Residential, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Cutchall Linda A Lcsw
(405) 528-2353
4027 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
 
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Living with autism: two programs, one heart

Elaine Hall

Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of experiencing first hand each other's nonprofit organizations. As the L.A.-based The Miracle Project expanded to New York and the N.Y.-based Music for Autism expanded to L.A., we were immediately struck by the shared motivations and core values of our programs.

Music for Autism aims to improve quality of life for those with autism and their families by organizing fully subsidized, interactive concerts with extraordinary professional musicians. As long as no one or no instrument gets hurt, all reactions to the live music are welcome by concert participants with autism who are guided by exceptional volunteers to conduct the musicians and play along with percussion instruments to the live music they experience. Similarly creating a world that does not judge, The Miracle Project is an acting, music and art program for children with special needs that taps into the sometimes hidden talents and potential of those in this community and culminates in live performances of original works by its participants, their typically developing siblings and committed volunteers. Shy children come out of their shells; overzealous children become part of a group. Through shared experiences a dynamic, creative community is built.

Both programs use the arts as a vehicle to allow those with special needs to express themselves freely -- in an environment where no one will be embarrassed by unpredictable behaviors and responses to external stimuli that make life in public spaces so challenging for families with a special needs child. As the mother of six-year-old Connor, Kathleen Kitts, put it, following Music for Autism's West Coast debut performance in collaboration with The Help Group, "I was astounded and thrilled at how the children were moved by the music and how I was moved by the spirit of acceptance. As a parent of a child with autism, I am used to being on guard for behaviors which require me to remove Connor from situations. At the Music for Autism concert, I didn't have to do this... Connor was allowed, encouraged even to express himself, and I was able to relax at a public event for the first time in five years." Through The Miracle Project and Music for Autism, we aim to create a capsule of love that we wish all of society would emulate for all those marginalized like the populations we serve.

It is Mother Theresa's comment on doing good in the world that has pr...

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