Over the years, many students have come to Chris Chalfants studio with
emotional disorders, learning challenges, physical disabilities, developmental
issues and extenuating family circumstances. While she does not have a certificate
in Music Therapy, Chris Chalfants struggles with dyslexia and her own
extenuating family circumstances have resulted in a level of empathy that
has attracted this group of students.
She draws from her experiences in Aikido and pre-school music and movement
classes as a guide for breaking down lessons to the most basic level from
which to build. The combination of starting from the root and engaging the
student in creative exploration helps them build skills and a sense of self-confidence
that offers a path toward success.
With the help of the parents, the student is often able to manage and sometimes
completely overcome issues that may have inhibited his or her learning process.
Extra time conferencing with the parents is spent as needed to deal with issues
as they arise. Goals are set for certain issues that need attention over longer
periods of time. Recommendations are made as needed for additional afterschool
activities, other professional help and literature for the parents that will
potentially give a fuller benefit to the student and family.
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