I love music, movement, and creativity in my daily life and it has become an essential aspect of my work as an occupational therapist.  Music is a communication of the heart - it breaks all barriers.  I have witnessed several non-verbal children talking by the end of a school year, integrating live instruments into our sessions and adults with acute schizophrenia learn to play piano and feel a renewed sense of mental health and joy. Having witnessed the immense healing properties of music, I am dedicated to using music as a method of healing, helping children and adults with autism and other disorders.  
I'd like to offer my 20+ years of services as an Occupational Therapist to those who need the support. I have worked with persons of all ages, most notably children with severe autism and adults with schizophrenia. I am available for online consulting, parent education, and music education for those who have difficulty focusing otherwise.

"Richman’s mission to bring inspiration and healing through the arts speaks for itself. She currently lectures regularly at Columbia University about autism rehabilitation, educating future occupational therapists about the benefits of using music and meaningful activity as healing modalities. Jennifer helps to create numerous publications to improve mental health for students across the country as an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, currently directs music programs for adults as a Senior Occupational Therapist at New York State Psychiatric Institute, and works with children on the autism spectrum at a preschool in Brooklyn, New York."


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Photography by Jim Pica
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