Healing Sounds Music Therapy, LLC was established in 2009 by Megan Martin, MA, MT-BC with the desire to provide high quality music therapy services to the Central Virginia Community. In 2016, Anna McChesney, MS, LPC, MT-BC came on as Co-Director.
This is a really cool app. My son loves knowing his schedule and I think this will be a great tool to help.
First Then Visual Schedule
First-Then visual schedule application is designed for caregivers to provide positive behavior support. For individuals with communication needs, developmental delays, Autism or those who benefit from a structured environment; visual schedules serve to increase independence and lower anxiety during transitions through different activities.
I hope the school year is going well so far for everyone. It has been smooth for us. I am pleased with the transition, the communication and he is really working hard with good results. It may not be forever, but it is for now, and I am happy! This picture is from his first Football game, his older sister has truly embraced his HS experience and is including in him as much as she can. I am holding all of it as tightly as I can, it feels so good!
Megan Blake has a special connection to the DSAGR’s Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome 5K and Family Festival.
When Megan’s daughter, Katie, was born in 2006, she sought information and resources to help with the overwhelming feeling of having a child with Down syndrome. Through her search, she found the DSAGR (Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond) which, at that time, was small and consisted of a handful of families, monthly meetings, picnics and events to bring families together.
It is time to recognize our teachers! We are going to start a new feature where you get to submit your favorite teacher.
It is going to be simple and so fun! A great way to give our teachers some recognition. It can be any teacher, or anyone that has been instrumental in your child’s academic life; a speech therapist, OT, PT, Aide..
Join us for an open conversation about the research and benefits of mindfulness, how you can incorporate it into your life as well as your family’s, and have your questions answered by our panel of speakers:
Child behavioral issues can be challenging and frustrating for the entire family. As a parent, you may notice that if you don’t maintain a strict daily structure, your child’s symptoms worsen and they become more difficult to manage. Regardless of whether your child has a diagnosis or not, consistency and structure are necessary components to healthy development.
In a rare and stunningly candid interview with the Telegraph (April 2017), Prince Harry spoke openly about his struggles with his mental health. His mother, Princess Diana of Wales, passed away when Harry was only 12 years old and he hadn’t talked about his loss in almost 20 years. Harry even avoided thinking about his mother, which caused him emotional turmoil for most of his life. After coming very close to breaking down with feeling unusually aggressive and anxious, he finally sought professional help with the encouragement from his brother, Prince William, among others.1
Pregnancy is the launching point to a special journey that should be positively approached. It’s common that future mothers get discouraged from the physical demands of pregnancy and all the natural body changes that occur. It’s important to keep in mind that exercising during pregnancy not only has physical benefits, but also provides a peace of mind that can even propel a child’s success throughout its life.
For over fifteen years, Medical Home Plus (MHP) has served thousands of children with special needs and their families. Join us and help empower more children throughout Virginia.
All proceeds benefit Medical Home Plus (MHP). MHP helps parents successfully navigate the system of care and find local resources available to them on behalf of their children. More often than not, families of children with special health care needs feel overwhelmed and are not sure how to enter into the process of obtaining a network of supports and resources. MHP employs parents successfully navigating the system of care for their children, and serves as a hub for families and professionals alike who are seeking information and support for these special children.
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Richmond, VA 23220