Music Therapy and Developmental Delays

The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) offers music therapy for individuals who have developmental delays through the IMNF Music Therapy Professionals Practice. Music therapy has been found to be extremely effective for helping to treat developmental delays. It can help children develop important skills such as language, movement and cognitive abilities. It can also help improve behavior and help with social development.

What to Expect

Parallel music activities

Listening to music

Making music

Rhythmic strengthening exercises

Motivation, attention and focus activities

Music therapy can provide results including:

Improved communications skills

Improved nerve and muscle control

Increased confidence in communication attempts

Enhanced expression

Increased attention and focus

For more information on the programs and services offered by the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, please call 718-519-5840 or email

Developmental Delays

Developmental delays occur when a child does not reach developmental milestones at the expected age. They can be in the physical, cognitive, behavioral, emotional or social areas of development--all areas where music therapy can demonstrate remarkable results.