Music Therapy Session Planning For Groups: Using Themes

Hi there everyone, and welcome to another blog post!  This week, we’re going to talk about themes! This can be a great option to help plan your session for several reasons which we will break down more later, including… It can help clients with reality orientation Centers the session around a specific topic Helps

Music Therapy Session Planning For Groups: Using Themes2020-11-02T10:48:03-08:00

Speech + Language Techniques = MUSTIM

Hello everyone, welcome to another blog post! Today, we will be talking about speech & language NMT techniques! Just as a quick disclaimer, I am not a certified NMT. All of this information is from prior research, experience and information that I learned from certified NMT’s!  For those who may not be familiar with NMT,

Speech + Language Techniques = MUSTIM2020-11-02T10:49:19-08:00

Tactile Speech Prompting

Exploring physical prompts for speech production Producing speech is a complex process that involves coordination between the diaphragm, vocal folds, jaw, lips, tongue, and more.  Speaking requires motor skills that we must practice in order to learn, like riding a bike or shooting baskets (Marisette, 2016). Two of the most common developmental

Tactile Speech Prompting2020-10-13T11:32:41-07:00

Music Therapy Halloween Interventions!

Hello everyone, welcome to another blog post! It is October which officially means it is spooky season (and also one of my favorite times of the year)! As mentioned in some previous blog posts, using themes during your music therapy sessions is great for reality orientation and centering your session around a certain topic.

Music Therapy Halloween Interventions!2020-11-02T10:50:12-08:00

4 Virtual Game Templates for Music Therapy

Looking for fun ways to work on participation and interaction with your music therapy group? Previously on the MTGO blog, we've covered making music with your little ones, an instrument scavenger hunt, and a free career-themed music therapy session plan.  Today I'd like to share both templates and session-ready games that you can use

4 Virtual Game Templates for Music Therapy2020-09-30T10:11:20-07:00

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!2020-11-02T10:50:43-08:00

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
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