Special Needs

Clinical Music Therapy for Special Needs

Music therapists at MusicWorx are trained to work with individuals diagnosed with developmental and neurodevelopmental challenges of all ages.

Music therapy…

  • Increases purposeful communication skills
  • Improves social competence
  • Enhances emotion regulation
  • Promotes full inclusion in community performances
  • Provides motor and sensory experiences
  • Reinforces academic and cognitive function
  • Builds confidence and independence


Every individual is unique and possesses a wide spectrum of interests, strengths, challenges, and capacities. MusicWorx’s San Diego staff have certification in not only Neurologic Music Therapy, but also DIR®/Floortime™, an empowering, relationship-based framework informed by neuroscience.


DIR®/FLOORTIME™ is used across one’s lifespan with individuals with challenges or those undiagnosed. MusicWorx is the only agency in San Diego trained to provide this humanistic and neurodevelopmental treatment approach!

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The music therapy experience emphasizes the interactive process rather than the performance. We use the following techniques to enhance these experiences.
  • Singing/vocalizations
  • Instrument play
  • Movement/dance
  • Music improvisation
  • Songwriting/composition
  • Music listening
  • Music technology exercises
  • Adapted instruction


All clients receive an assessment and an individual treatment plan.

Individual Music Therapy

Research-based therapy to meet the academic, sensorimotor, emotional, social, communication, and development needs of each individual.

Social Group Experiences

Promoting interaction with peers through interactive music-making

Adapted Music Lessons

Creative and innovative approaches to learning how to play an instrument incorporating visuals, color-coding, and technology.

Rock Band

A fun social experience for those interested in practicing, recording, and performing with peers in a band setting.

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