In the 1930s, Louise Whitbeck Fraser was a pioneer in using music to teach children with developmental disabilities. She found that playing music increased attention spans and encouraged the ability to focus on tasks. Mrs. Fraser built her educational curriculum around the belief that music could provide the basis for all learning.
Today, music therapy
continues to be an integral part of Fraser educational and rehabilitation programs. Through music therapy, children learn skills for life, including: academic, social, emotional, communication and physical skills. Children work toward individual developmental goals in an encouraging environment that builds self-esteem as skills grow.