I like to start out my children’s groups with movement songs (after the hello song) in order to help my clients get out some energy, connect with each other, and jump right in to working on their goals. I’ve included my top ten favorites below. A lot of the goals I work on with these..
Communication is a common need for special education students. Here is one example of how a music therapist can help! I wrote this Thank You Song several years ago to address one of my student’s signing goals in special education. Since then it has become a favorite and is a great way to teach the concept of saying thank..
Structure and predictability can make all the difference when working with special needs children. Here are some tips for structuring a music therapy session. Working with children with special needs children can present a wide range of challenges. Some students have a limited attention span, some have sensory issues, some may not understand verbal directives, and..
I had a beautiful session yesterday with a young boy on the Autism Spectrum. He’s completely verbal but recently has started talking in his own language on occasion. This makes things a little difficult when someone is trying to figure out what he wants, but in the music therapy setting it ended up making for..