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UNICO Highland Beach Chapter is making a difference in the lives of hospitalized children.

We have partnered with Creative Arts Therapies of the Palm Beaches (CATPB) to sponsor the first UNICO Highland Beach Chapter Music Therapy Program at Palm Beach Children's Hospital.

CATPB specializes in clinical music therapy for children, adults and seniors throughout southeast Florida. CLICK THIS LINK to view “Who we are”

Catherine NIlesen, MT-BC Founder, Executive Director, and Bree Gordon, MT-BC. Managing Partner of Creative Arts Therapies of the Palm Beaches

Cleve Guy, Treasurer of the Highland Beach Chapter of UNICO National, Lisa Barron, Child Life Specialist at PBCH, Catherine Nielsen, MT-BC Founder, Executive Director of Creative Arts Therapies of the Palm Beaches.

Bailey Elkof, MT-BC, CATPB Clinical Music Therapist sings favorite disney songs with a five year old girl who has been diagnosed with cancer. Because of UNICO music therapy brightened the day of this brave little girl in the hospital.

  • 10/22/2021 9:42 AM | Anonymous

    October Update: UNICO Music Therapy Program at Palm Beach Children's Hospital

    Thank you for being there for us, from the patients and families at PBCH.

    This child just received a new diagnosis and will be at the hospital for several weeks. She expressed sadness about not being able to go home and she appeared anxious as evidenced by a lack of eye contact and limited communication. 

    Her parents expressed she had an interest in learning instruments so the MT-BC took her to the hospital piano where they were able to non-verbally express themselves through musical improvisation. Pictured, she even had her sloth, assisting her in writing a song. She was also gifted a Ukulele, thanks to UNICO.

    PHOTO 3: UNICO Music Therapy Program at Palm Beach Childrens reaches even the smallest patients. After an extended stay in the hospital, this little girl was a great candidate for some developmental stimulation. A CATPB music therapy team member utilized age appropriate songs to provide auditory and visual stimulus, assess developmental milestones, and promote developmental/sensory play. She enjoyed showing off her fine motor skills while playing the xylophone.

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