The Rebecca Center
Our Mission Our mission at The Rebecca Center is to use interactive music therapy interventions to facilitate relatedness, communication, and thinking while removing physical and cognitive barriers that prevent people with developmental challenges from engaging in essential social interactions and life processes for people of all ages. We work towards our mission in a multifaceted way: clinical services, training and education, research, and publications. We provide services for children, adolescents, young adults and the elderly. Core Values Music and the relational experiences intrinsic to musical-play are therapy when applied clinically. Interactive musical experiences can help people with developmental challenges in many ways; fulfill the need to interact, socialize, communicate, achieve, learn and improve physicality. Musical-play can provide the unique experience of integrating multiple sensory stimuli simultaneously, facilitating self-regulation and sensory modulation. Musical-play can also generate effective interactions that foster reciprocity and creative thinking. Core Values Programs at The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College are aimed at discovering the unique potential in every person through interactive musical-play, in order to facilitate engagement, relatedness, communication, and thinking. In creating a non-judgmental, musically and emotionally supportive therapeutic atmosphere, one can discover emotional and behavioral self-regulation through engaging in interactive musical-play.