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Learning Challenges

Over the years, many students have come to Chris Chalfant’s 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 Chalfant’s 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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For interview and scheduling contact:
info[at]chrischalfant.com; 718-748-0484
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