Sound Sage is an inclusive physical therapy curriculum for different ages and physical abilities, centered in musical embodied experiences.
Whether using the Helping Friends toolset as an ongoing assessment tool or as a protocol for intervention, the Sound Sage curriculum presents a uniquely entertaining and meaningful music-based platform for supporting growth in client engagement, sustained attention, motor planning, proprioception, range of motion, strength, and endurance.
Sound Sage uses five progressive, ready-to-deploy types of uniquely entertaining and meaningful programs inspired from yoga flow movements, to meet your data collection and intervention needs for all age ranges and ability levels.
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Thomas Foster, Author
Thomas Foster is a performer and adaptive music specialist in Los Angeles, California. He received his Doctorate Degree of Musical Arts at University of Southern California’s prestigious Thornton School of Music and before that his Master’s degree in special education, and music therapy studies under the tutelage of Dr. David Luce at Chapman University. As a special educator for over 17 years for the Los Angeles Unified School District, he has created innovative music curriculum for students with moderate to severe disability including Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is currently a teaching ambassador for the Little Kids Rock foundation and designs professional development resources and workshops focused on developing techniques for including students with disability in performance ensemble settings.
Tom Yoder, Sound Sage Composer
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Tom Yoder, Composer
Tom Yoder is a Sound Sage composer and FretboardZen instructor residing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is a G.I.T. graduate at Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, California. A Coastal Carolina University instructor for 20 years, Tom is a two-time Independent Music Awards winner. He teaches privately, either in person or via the web, performs solo and in several bands such as The New Rotics and On These Airwaves. He writes, produces, records and engineers his own music, as well as for the band On These Airwaves. He does session work via the Internet and in person for anyone who will hire him. He is Apple Certified in Logic Pro X and Avid Certified in Pro Tools. Tom’s music has been played on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and appeared in the film, “Beyond The Blue”.
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