There are so many things that I wanted to post about today, but I feel that this one is important, albeit heavy. To be clear, I LOVE this time of year. I'm blasting Christmas tunes on Thanksgiving day and decorating the day after at the latest. I LOVE the snow and could spend hours outside … Continue reading It’s the most wonderful (worst) time of the year…
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10 MINUS 7 DAYS!!!That's right! I said it out loud so now it has to happen (anyone else do this to themselves?) For real, the podcast will be launched on September 19th, 2019. In 7 days. 7 DAYS. I've been fortunate enough to interview so many wonderful therapists already and I absolutely can't wait to … Continue reading Let the podcast countdown begin!
Again Target. You've done it again. I've had this dice for quite some time but am just starting to unlock it's potential. It's a dry erase die with 12 cards that are interchangeable on the face of each side. Although it's not the most sturdy, it sure is fun! Here are some of the way's … Continue reading Big. Foam. Dice.
Autonomy has been a word that has come up in my practice quite frequently in the past few months. Currently I am assisting in a research study that involves assessing client autonomy with music therapy interventions. Also, I am taking a graduate course called "Ethics in the Counseling Profession" and within the first ten pages … Continue reading Finding A Client’s Autonomy
Get ready to channel your inner chameleon! I made this website in hopes of sharing intervention ideas, resources, and strategies for other therapists working with children. However there is something I feel very passionate about that I must share with you too. There is danger in "prescribing" interventions. This phrase was a small seed planted … Continue reading The Danger of Prescribing Interventions
KUNG FU FIGHTING! This intervention was a spur-of-the-moment idea when I was working with one of my client a few weeks ago. He is a young boy with a rare genetic disorder that causes spastic movement in his arms and legs. He has demonstrated the ability to functionally move his arms and legs … Continue reading Everybody was…….
The thought of a blog has been rolling around in my mind for awhile. Music therapy is not just a job for me; it is a passion. Recently I began working at a new position and I feel that it has been a confirmation that working with children is my calling! When I started working … Continue reading Why Umbrella?