Developmental Disabilities

Children or adults with developmental disabilities (DD) can present significant impairments in cognition, speech & language, and movement. If you or your loved one presents with DD, you might be experiencing challenges in movement, communication, processing information, and/or socializing with others. Music therapy and neurologic music therapy techniques can help!


We come to you. We provide individual or group sessions at homes, facilities, schools, PPECS, or hospitals. We can include family or caregivers in the session upon request.

How We Help

We create an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs. Whether you or your loved one presents with Down Syndrome, a genetic disorder, on the autism spectrum, etc., we utilize music and rhythm to build new neural connections that can improve motor control and sensory processing. We also help improve communication by activating language centers in the brain through singing, instrument playing, and creating music.

NMT Interventions Can:

  • Increase independence
  • Help foster meaningful relationships
  • Improve information perception in sung vs. spoken words (Sharda et al., 2014)
  • Integrate various sensory modalities focusing on auditory identification and discrimination
  • Improve focus/attention
  • Improve expressive and receptive language
  • Improve oral motor control
  • Improve respiratory strength
  • Improve fine/gross motor movements
  • Improve inhibition
  • Improve coordination
  • Improve standing and walking balance
  • Improve motor planning
  • Common Goal Areas

    Speech & Language
    Body Awareness

    Watch as one of our NMT clients engages his whole self in music making:

    Music Therapy at BCC Kids!

    Today was SPECIAL. For a couple of years I've partnerned with Broward Childrens providing #musictherapy services. This young man loves music and can't wait to engage his whole self as soon as the first song starts. I love these kids!! #BrowardCounty #Lovewhereyoulive

    Posted by Neuro Music Therapy, LLC on Thursday, January 24, 2019