In this episode, Rachel tells us about her journey to becoming a music therapist. With her unique background in communication disorders, Rachel is also a huge supporter of interdisciplinary treatment and gives some great tips about collaborating within the school system. She also gives us a peek into the world of Music Therapy E-books, a website dedicated to ebooks of all kinds! Go check out the site here and enjoy the episode!

A little about Rachel: “Being a music therapist is my dream job. Hands-down. After taking a bit of a winding path on the way to becoming an MT-BC (more on that, here), I was able to finish my B.A. in Communication Disorders from Truman State University and M.A. in Music Therapy from the University of Iowa. I’ve had the opportunity and honor to use music therapy with children, teens, and adults with communication disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. On the side, I enjoy all things web design, photography, writing e-books (“Children’s Songs for Therapy”, and, “Listen, Sing, Speak!”), jogging with Jolene (my 7-year-old pup), solving crimes via Matlock & Murder She Wrote, eating too many fried pickles, and getting lost in new cities.”

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