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TO enquire about participating in a filmed training session for use as an episode, send us an email via the Contact Us page. Or phone the number in the footer below. Filming in 2017 is scheduled for the USA, Australia, New Zealand and/or Italy.
Episodes will be in English but within 2 years we hope to have translated offerings available.
The earlier and more often you can engage a child with complex needs, the better the long-term social skills outcome. Skills such as self-regulation and comfort-finding may be transferable to new situations, which tend to be challenging for children with limited verbal capacity.
Alex Smith has over 20 years of refining his innovative interaction methods; he is a parent of a child with complex needs and has first-hand experience as a parent AND educator.
To provide easy-to-use music-themed interaction resources and 'game-playing' themes for parents and teachers of children with complex needs.
Comfort, communication and self expression are strongly linked. TWIM will encourage COMFORT building by helping to build social engagement skills and POSITIVE SELF EXPRESSION opportunities using productive music-based games.
Games & Interactive Music Modalities
NOT Music Instruction
Communicates without words for children who are non-verbal or limited verbal
This Way In To Music was developed by singer Alex Smith, who has been working in special education and music interaction for over 20 years.
Alex has fine-tuned his music interaction techniques to develop innovative, music-themed game strategies to help parents, carers and educators engage with children who have significantly atypical communication capacity.
The program is aimed to help people who's daily lives involve working with children who have Autism, Aspergers, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD), Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy (CP), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and other conditions that impede their ability to connect and communicate with others in their daily lives.
Social isolation is one of the most distressing aspects of parenting or educating children with complex needs, and it's something children with atypical development endure on a daily basis. This Way In To Music (TWIM) is a tool to help change the social isolation so commonly felt by children with unique needs as well as their parents, carers and educators. By enabling social interaction and social skills development through MUSIC themed PLAY (games) and strategies that are FUN, EASY TO DO, This Way In To Music (TWIM) can potentially lead to transferable self-regulation and positive-experience social interaction skills.