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songbird music therapy & Private Lessons ~ New Braunfels, TX

US. Department of Education and Music Therapy*

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.


*Music Therapy is considered a Related Service within IDEA, similar to occupational therapy, physical therapy, or speech and language therapy. Increasingly, school districts are realizing the value of music therapy services and are providing individuals with music therapy as a related service.

To learn more about how music therapy can be included in your child’s IEP explore the resources below.

  • Consider whether or not your child would qualify for music therapy based on this checklist:  Determining the Appropriateness of a Music Therapy Assessment
  • Read the Letter from the Department of Education which states that music therapy is an approved related service and is included within IDEA.
  • Parents consider visiting the Wrightslaw website for information on advocacy and fact finding/resources for finding services in regards to navigation of the legal terms and laws related to Special Education.
  • Visit the US Federal website idea.ed.gov for general information on IDEA
  • Please contact Songbird Music Therapy for additional assistance with seeking music therapy services through your public or private school. SMT can help develop school/district programs.

We’ve Moved!!! Now serving New Braunfels, Texas
Monday, January 5, 2015

Though Austin Music & Wellness continues to serve the Austin community, as of 2015, it will now primarily serve New Braunfels, Texas and the surrounding communities of Comal and adjacent counties.  With a new name and facelift, SONGBIRD MUSIC THERAPY is excited to expand and broaden the reach of music therapy and music education in Central Texas.  We have received a warm WILLKOMMEN so far and hope to grow quickly and serve both the healthcare and fine arts communities here in New Braunfels area.  DANKE!

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