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Spotify Playlists with Various Themes for use in Music Therapy!

Hi everyone! Ah, Spotify. An incredible tool for listening to, finding and learning new music. It is common to get caught in a rut during your sessions and feel uninspired when it comes to finding new music- I often find myself guilty of using the same songs over and over again. Spotify

Spotify Playlists with Various Themes for use in Music Therapy!2020-09-23T12:34:32-07:00

Free Career-Themed Music Therapy Session Plan

Free Career-Themed Music Therapy Session Plan for Telehealth! 5 Intervention Ideas for Teens and Adults We know it can be hard to come up with fresh ideas and materials during what feels like week 1,000 of telehealth and distance learning. Previously on the MTGO blog, we've shared intervention ideas for Making Music with

Free Career-Themed Music Therapy Session Plan2020-09-16T11:51:04-07:00

10 Tips for Challenging Behaviors

10 Tips for Challenging Behavior Recently, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a Behavior Intervention Specialist to create a song to help various school professionals, including new staff, remember tips to dealing with challenging behaviors. It is always helpful to review how to handle behaviors and use the resources of other

10 Tips for Challenging Behaviors2020-09-03T18:05:30-07:00

Making Music with Your Little Ones: Part 1 of 2

Homemade instruments, ravioli, and marching dinosaurs, oh my! Making music with your little ones can be fun, easy, and spontaneous! Chances are, you may already be engaging your child in musical experiences, whether that be in singing a sweet lullaby to them before they go down for a nap, bouncing them on your

Making Music with Your Little Ones: Part 1 of 22020-08-25T10:38:11-07:00

5 Ways to Use “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in Music Therapy

One of the songs I play most often in music therapy sessions is “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” as recorded by The Tokens in 1961.  This is one of those rare songs that isn’t limited to a specific age group or population, which makes it very versatile for music therapists, related professionals, and families.

5 Ways to Use “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in Music Therapy2020-08-04T10:00:52-07:00

Cardinality and Counting Songs

How can music therapists help children learn to count? Learning to count is an essential skill for daily life.  Children count to make sure they have both shoes, communicate their age with their hands, and even make sure they get as much food as their siblings.  I used to think that students

Cardinality and Counting Songs2020-07-23T21:34:05-07:00
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