Sara Devine - Music Enrichment for Those with Special Needs

teacher seated with crossed legs, using hand drum and singingSara Devine,MT-BC, NMT, LCSW, teacher of the Academy's Music Enrichment for Students with Special Needs classes, has over 15 years of experience working with individuals and groups combining her passions of music and positive mental health together in her approach to optimize potential and promote wellness. Sara is a Board Certified Music Therapist, Neurologic Music Therapy - Member and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is also in her final year of training to become a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, working specifically with the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery through Music.

Sara has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of ages from infants through geriatrics and populations including traumatic brain injuries, physical disabilities, autism spectrum, medical diagnoses including cancer, cardiac and physical rehabilitation, cognitive disabilities, dementia/Alzheimer’s disease to depression and anxiety due to situational stressors and/or chronic illness.

“My background in music therapy is a wonderful tool to diversify my therapy approach and one which I have found people can learn to use on their own. I love watching the power of music when it is combined with therapy, to bring patients to a deeper level of healing!” 

For more information about Sara or music therapy, visit her website: Expressive Therapies.