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Alternatives For Children - Nassau County & Suffolk County - Long Island

Music Therapy for Children Long IslandWhat is a Sound Garden?

At Alternatives For Children East Setauket, pathways of color lead to a unique outdoor therapeutic and educational environment known as the Sound Garden. From the moment children pass through the welcoming gate to the large group gathering circle, the Sound Garden invites exploration. The Sound Garden offers the music therapists and teaching staff of Alternatives For Children a variety of ways to help nurture the children as they guide them through the musical stations. Each station is designed so that children of all ability levels can experience a truly multi-sensory adventure. Included in the Sound Garden are large scale marimbas and metallaphones, temple blocks, wooden and metal chimes hung on graceful arches, a singing bridge, bell trees, a thunder wall designed and built just for Alternatives For Children, and many other hidden treasures.

The design of the Sound Garden was based on research showing that children of all abilities were able to play together in a musical atmosphere. Alternatives For Children’s Sound Garden is one of a kind and demonstrates the commitment they have to providing innovative programming for their children.