Dance parties, blanket parachutes, and homemade instruments, oh my! Making music with your little ones can be fun, easy, and spontaneous. Moreover, research has shown that engaging in music from an early age has been linked to increases in a number of areas, such as social-emotional skills, fine motor skills, language development, pre-academic
Hello everyone, welcome to another blog post! Today, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite winter/holiday themed interventions, as well as ways that you can adapt these interventions for your virtual sessions. I’ll also share the goals that you can target with these interventions as well! Build a Snowman This is an intervention that you
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
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.
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
Welcome to another repertoire spotlight! Previously on the MTGO Blog, we've shared 10 Inspirational Songs for Kids & Teens and 5 Ways to Use "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in Music Therapy. In this post, I’d like to share a little bit about one of my all-time-favorite but little-known children’s artists, Caspar Babypants!