Music to Give Thanks

Are you running out of ideas for positive expression this fall? I know this has been a tough year for everyone and we’re probably all feeling a little different about the holiday season this year. A few songs I have been using with students and adults to identify opportunities to celebrate for what

Music to Give Thanks2020-12-01T19:42:28-08:00

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

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

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
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