The Rise School of Houston

Houston, TX

Clients Served

Setting(s): Children's day care/preschool
Population(s): Early childhood, School age population, Developmentally disabled
Age Range: Infant-child

Facility Characteristics

Rise is an early childhood education program with three major goals: to provide children with a blend of intervention and therapy services within the context of a developmentally appropriate curriculum; to provide family centered services designed to meet the needs of all children and families'; and to prepare children for their next learning environment. Comprehensive educational and therapeutic services are provided to the children five days a week, 6 hours a day. Rise provides the following services: music therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, specially designed instruction and service coordination. Therapy and educational services are provided using an inclusive, transdisciplinary model. There is a 3:1 ratio of students to teachers. Approximately 50% of the children have Down syndrome, 30% of the children havve other developmental disabilities, 20% are typically developing peers The Rise School of Houston is affiliated with the following institutions: Texas Children's Hospital, The RISE Program at The University of Alabama, The Rise School of Dallas and The Rise School of Fort Worth Texas Christian University.


The Rise School of Houston music therapy internship offers a comprehensive experience in an early childhood/preschool setting. Students will observe, co-lead, and lead large groups (up to 10 students), small groups (3-4 students), individual sessions, dance classes, bell choirs, performances and Graduation. All of the groups will usually have at least one other adult in them for assistance. Students will have the opportunity to observe the other therapies offered at Rise, attend in-services held at the school as well as some offered off site. Students will be required to observe at least four other music therapy programs during the course of their internship (time has been allotted for this) and will be encouraged to attend local, regional and national conferences, workshops, seminars that are applicable to the setting. Each intern is involved in any student performances held during the course of their internship. Complete a final project, one case study, one adaptation project, and design a music therapy program proposal/budget for a facility of his/her choice. Experience working with young children is recommended, but not required.


Starting Months: October
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not provided
Stipend: $0.00

Clinical Training Director

The Rise School of Houston
Veronica Llanos-Butler, MSEd, MT-BC

5618 H. Mark Crosswell Jr. St

Houston, TX 77021

Phone: (713) 532-7473
Fax: (713) 383-7007