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Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids

by Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Wow, I am watching you, Big color card!
Wow, I am watching you, Big color card!

Eden is a 3 years and 9 months old boy who is a global developmental delay child. He had a learning disability and was unable to focus or catch up any instruction in the class. He joined our class in March 2018.

“It’s really hard for Eden to imitate actions or words and we have to let him watch others more frequently with more support than other children. At the beginning when Eden joined us, he would cry loudly even just heard the sound of Ukulelel which was playing by the teacher. We’ve tried many times and we found the reason finally. Eden’s parents helped Eden do stretching exercises to strengthen his weak muscles and they usually did at home with the sound of music. Eden might feel uncomfortable while doing the exercise. The bad feeling could link with the sound of music in Eden’s mind. So we decided not to touch his body when we have any sound of music in the class. Thank God it works! Eden is getting used to hear the sound of music without the bad feeling.

I love to tell you about Eden because we did it with you together to help him. Thank you for your support and we will keep moving forward in 2020 with you.”

- Message from TFCF social worker

** Eden is the fake name due to the fact that the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

 

Happy New Year of 2020

Thank you for staying with us in the past year. It is not an easy task to deliver services to developmental delay children, however, we didn’t pick up the easy job but did what we should do for needy children in Taichung. We keep carrying on around 70 children through the music therapy program monthly and yearly. We would like to invite you to join us again in 2020 and I believe that we may benefit more children well with your support.

The Lunar New Year is coming soon, and we look forward to continuing to provide children and families with the most valuable services available through TFCF branches. We want to thank you all for your tremendous support last year. Our work would not be possible without you.

I wish you and your family a joyful, healthy and prosperous new year ahead!

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

I was searching the sound.
I was searching the sound.
I got you!
I got you!
See what I had on hand!
See what I had on hand!
Felt strange but acceptable.
Felt strange but acceptable.
Let me try.
Let me try.
What a big ball!
What a big ball!
Eye tracking exercise
Eye tracking exercise

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I am a good boy to attend the class well.
I am a good boy to attend the class well.

Ku is a 3 years and 7 months old boy who is a developmental delay child caused by chromosomal abnormalities. He was unable to speak or express his needs but screaming or crying for no apparent reason at the beginning when he joined our class in August 2018. Ku has problems with movement and coordination, and a loss of social interaction and communication.

“Ku was one of highly sensitive children and responded emotionally all the time while he joined the class last August. We understand that children are unfamiliar with the new environment, classmates, and the way of music therapy course is conducted at the beginning. We have a good systematic curriculum in order for children to learn significantly in the repeated conditions and practices. We have the welcome song and the instructor calls all children's name while the class starting. All activities will follow with music and instrumental playing to enhance children’s hearing and other abilities through more sensory stimulation.

I am glad to see that Ku is getting much better and enjoys the activities in the class without screaming or crying. He is able to interact with the instructor and sit down well without assistance. Even he still cannot talk, he is able to say “bye-bye” after the end of class.”

- Message from TFCF social worker

** Ku is the fake name due to the fact that the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

 

Winter is Coming

By entering the last quarter of the year, time seems to have passed quickly. The winter is coming again and we still keep carrying on around 70 children through the music therapy program monthly and yearly.

We are immensely grateful for your encouragement and would like to thank you for all your help throughout the year. With your most generous donations, we could see children’s changes and opportunities to move further next year. We are committed to providing a consistently high standard of professional service to children and enrich our programs to help children grow. We are proud of all children in our center and thank you for giving the future for developmental delay children.

Thank you and wish you all the best.

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

I like the egg shaker.
I like the egg shaker.
I know how to play!
I know how to play!
Eye tracking exercise
Eye tracking exercise
Sit-ups exercise
Sit-ups exercise
Happy to see Umbrella Parachute.
Happy to see Umbrella Parachute.
Enjoy the class!
Enjoy the class!

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I love homemade music shaker.
I love homemade music shaker.

Mon Mon is a 3 years and 8 months old girl who is a developmental delay child with moderate intellectual disability. She experiences repeated seizures and had brain surgery, and she has developmental delays in motor, language and cognitive skills. She has joined our class since September 2018.

“I can't bear to think about my granddaughter's future since her mother died about years earlier. She is not a normal child and even could not move or walk well. Her father has to work in Taipei and Mon Mon can only stay with me in Taichung. I remember that Mon Mon could only crawl across the classroom and she was unable to stand up or sit well in class last year. I appreciated all teachers were very patient with Mon Mon and spent lots of time guiding and reminding her step by step. I was so surprised to see that the music therapy class is a magical healing to developmental delay children. I am grateful to TFCF and you for helping Mon Mon, so I will never give her up. I am so happy to hear that Mon Mon can say 'Grandma' and a few words now, and I believe she is going to move forward further. Both Mon Mon and I enjoy staying in the center and I am so touched and expecting to see her changes in the future.”

- Message from Mon’s Grandmother

** Mon Mon is the fake name due to the fact that the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

 

When children have developmental delays in motor, language and cognitive skills, we have to keep telling the guidance and demonstrating the action for a longer time. We know that it is hard for them to respond immediately, and music therapy is really helpful to assist children to learn positively. Children will be attracted easily by various musical instruments then participate and enjoy in the musical activities. Our developmental delay children always learn simple motor skills from the beginning in class and it is really critical for them to sit, stand and walk by themselves. Even we have a long way to go, we are thankful to have your support of our music therapy programs and we are going to assist more children and families as Mon Mon and Grandma. Thank you again for your generous donation and partnership.

Wish you all the best!

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

May I try that shaker, please?
May I try that shaker, please?
I can put down my shaker.
I can put down my shaker.
What's that?
What's that?
I can do sit ups with my teacher's hands!
I can do sit ups with my teacher's hands!
Roll sensory balls downwards towards my arm.
Roll sensory balls downwards towards my arm.
Roll big ball downwards towards my body
Roll big ball downwards towards my body
I like Classroom Roll Call.
I like Classroom Roll Call.

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I know when to be quiet now.
I know when to be quiet now.

Philip is a 4 years and 8 months old boy with congenital spina bifida. He is unable to walk well and may have problems controlling his bladder and bowels (going to the bathroom). Spina Bifida will obviously have considerable emotional effects, so he often experiences mood difficulties and low frustration tolerance with continuous crying. He has joined our class for 1 year and 9 months.

“When Philip entered the classroom at the beginning, he was unable to concentrate and kept watching other children. His emotions also affected others in the classes. Children born with myelomeningocele are at higher risk of lower extremity fractures, so Philip had to use orthotic device all the time. We are glad to share with you that he can walk smoothly with balance now, and also improved his hand positioning sense and functions. Through the musical activities, I found Philip can focus and follow the instructions well and beat the drums joyfully with confidence. Thank you again for your support and donation! It’s really a wonderful thing to see children’s progress in our classes.”

- Message from TFCF social worker

** Philip is the fake name due to the fact that the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

There are many types of possible developmental delay in babies and toddlers. Even we have to face various challenges to take care children with different conditions, we will keep moving forward because we know how important what we do. The music therapy is an important and good tools for children with development delay, and we will do our best to provide the better musical interaction with children. We really appreciate your generous donation and partnership with us. Thank you very much!

Wish you all the best!

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

Looking forward to starting the class
Looking forward to starting the class
I can do the same action as my teacher does!
I can do the same action as my teacher does!
I like the light and music!
I like the light and music!
I can follow the instruction well.
I can follow the instruction well.
I can be quiet.
I can be quiet.
I can move my leg with orthotic device.
I can move my leg with orthotic device.

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I can learn to ring the bell now.
I can learn to ring the bell now.

Kenneth is a 5 years and 6 months old boy with autism. He has motor, cognitive, and language developmental delays. He has joined our class for 2 years and 11 months.

“I found Kenneth emotional for different reasons and always hard to express his emotions differently. I understood that it’s one of signs of sensory over-responsivity due to Autism's sensory issues. In the beginning, he could not communicate with us and became irritable and overactive in the class. We assisted Kenneth in engaging in musical activities and got his attention shortly to increase his participation in the class. I am very pleased to share with you that Kenneth is getting better to understand teachers’ instructions and improve his motor skills. We have confidence to facilitate meaningful progress for him through our project. I am grateful for your support to give hope to more children and families in Taichung, Taiwan.”  

- Message from TFCF social worker

** Kenneth is the fake name due to the fact that the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

 

Due to "autistic" symptoms, we have to spend more time and patience to encourage children in the class because we know the difficulties of sensory challenges to Autistic children. The music therapy plays an important role in Autistic child growth and it is a well-established and risk-free technique for using musical interaction to help developmental delay children. We really appreciate your generous donation over the past years and your support to help more developmental children change their future. Thank you!

Wish you all the best!

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

Rolling a big ball
Rolling a big ball
I can follow your instruction!
I can follow your instruction!
I got it!
I got it!
With help, I could walk on Sensory Tactile Mat.
With help, I could walk on Sensory Tactile Mat.

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Taiwan Fund for Children and Families

Location: Taichung - Taiwan
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Project Leader:
Wen Hung
Taichung, Taiwan
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