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MUSIC PATHways harmonizes fun music therapy experiences with speech therapy practices to help kids reach their potential. fabulous music therapist on board and collaborate with a local children's musician to develop and deliver engaging musical experiences for kids of all abilities:

Individual Therapy

Board-certified music therapist Melissa Ward, MT-BC, strives to bring the power of music into your chid's life. An active member of the American Music Therapy Association, Melissa provides assessments, individual, and group classes and adaptive music lessons to individuals. She is skilled in piano, guitar, chorus, voice, and piano pedagogy.
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Classes

MUSIC PATHways offers group experiences that incorporate music and movement with sound and practical speech therapy practices, providing social experiences and therapy in one setting. Check out the latest offerings:

Children's Music Therapy CD: The Adventures of Boo! Radley

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SPEECH PATHways and Monte Leister, a local favorite on the chldren's music scene, have co-produced a fun and engaging CD of children's music that augments therapeutic goals by getting kids moving and vocalizing.

Music is a powerful tool that can motivate and engage a child. "The Adventures of Boo! Radley" was designed as a tool for therapists and parents to enhance speech and language development and skills. Monte will have you and your children singing, dancing, clapping, jumping and moving! With all original songs written and performed by Monte Leister in conjunction with a speech-language pathologist, this innovative CD can be used at home or in therapy as a fun way to incorporate numerous speech and language developmental skills. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the songs, which target necessary speech and language developmental skills, including:

  • Linguistic Concepts
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Imitation Skills
  • Vocalizing & Vocal Turn-Taking
  • Articulation
  • Auditory Discrimination
  • Auditory Bombardment
  • Following Directions
  • Social Skills
  • Motor Skills & Movement
  • Rhythm & Rhyme
  • And FUN!

Check out the sample tracks below.

Sample Tracks

Lyrics & Therapy Tips

We provide therapy tips for each track to help you make the most of each song, and picture icons to help less verbal children make their own song choices.
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Sales & Ordering

The nonprofit SPEECH PATHways Foundation will receive a portion of the proceeds from each CD sale. Join our email list to be notified of specials and appearances. Just $20 per CD.
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Live Music with Monte & 5Spot!

A regional musical favorite with families and kids, Monte Leister pops up around the area regularly to entertain. Check out these featured performances and Monte 's website to see where Monte will be performing:

 

SPRING SPECIAL: Boo! Radley Music CD is Half-Price!

Kids, parents and therapists have caught on to the debut music CD collaboration between Monte Leister and MUSIC PATHways. Now it can be yours for half-price!
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MUSIC PATHways Composes New Avenues of Communication

Music therapy initiatives add another dimension of services for SPEECH PATHways clients.
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04.06.2009: Creators of Children's Book Pledge Sales to the SPEECH PATHways Foundation
Creators of a children's book about Autism and friendship have offered to donate $2.00 of every sale to the SPEECH PATHways Foundation.
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