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Page 20 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 21 adults. I feel they have learned a lot by playing their music in front of an audience and conversing with listeners," she explains. Improve academic performance Music lessons have been found to increase learning abilities in other academic areas and help students to be better-rounded in all areas of study. Richard Guillen is the music department coordinator and director of bands at Arlington High School in Lagrangeville. "I have seen many positive changes in students over the years," he says. "Music teaches so much more than 'music'. It aids in language development and it improves academic skills. Some studies have shown an increase in IQ, improved test scores, and better spatial-temporal intelligence." Here are some compelling statistics: • Students involved in public school music programs scored 107 points higher on the SAT according to the College Entrance Examination Board. • Data from The U.S. Department of Education on more than 25,000 secondary school students showed that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music during the middle and high school years show significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12. • Lewis Thomas, physician and biologist, found that music majors comprise 66% (the highest percentage) of accepted medical students. • The National Association of Music found that music stimulates small muscle skills and is essential in language development and brain development. Kody Andreas, music teacher at Nassau Elementary School in Poughkeepsie, uses music to promote learning in other subjects. "I build cross-disciplinary connections and relevance into my curriculum and teaching. World music allows (Continued on Page 22) Early Intervention Services Early Intervention Services 75 CRYSTAL RUN RD., SUITE 201 MIDDLETOWN, NY 10941 845-692-4391 • "Making the Future Brighter, One Child at a Time!" Our mission is to provide quality Evaluative and Therapeutic Early Intervention Services We Provide a Full Range of Services: Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy Psychological Services & Special Instruction Services We tailor these services to specif ically target each child's needs with an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Specializing in children of all needs from infancy to teen Sedation Dentistry available Laser revision of tongue and lip tie Child friendly environment with video games, Netflix TV and playhouse Most insurances accepted as full or partial payment.

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