Art, Blog, By Modality, By Theme, Dance/Movement, Drama/Theater, Fall, Integrative/Multi-Modal, Intervention Ideas, Music, Play/Sandtray, Poetry/Narrative

Poem Books!

I am a total sucker for second-hand stores. There is just something about digging around through piles and stacks of things that makes my adventure meter say "oooh this is fun!" A few weeks ago, I stopped at the book section of the Goodwill I was shopping at and a book of poetry popped out… Continue reading Poem Books!

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Let the podcast countdown begin!

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!

Blog, By Modality, Dance/Movement, Intervention Ideas, Music, Play/Sandtray, Strategies

Big. Foam. Dice.

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.

Blog, By Modality, Dance/Movement, Intervention Ideas, Music, Play/Sandtray

Activity Dice!

Oh Target, how I love thee.... My Target obsession is for another post, but for now I'd just like to say that I LOVE the Target dollar section! I know of many music therapists who share what they have found back and forth there, especially on Instagram. Finding cheap and colorful materials always gets my… Continue reading Activity Dice!

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Yay! Sheet Music! Now How Do I Make It An Intervention?

I have an amazing sister-in-law who is a pro at finding old folk songbooks at Goodwills, Estate Sales, and sometimes even in those Little Free Libraries (I love those things!) These have been my go-to resources for finding new song material as most of them span a wide range of cultures and styles. One of… Continue reading Yay! Sheet Music! Now How Do I Make It An Intervention?

Blog, Intervention Ideas, Strategies, Summer

Multi-Sensory Intervention- Summer Theme!

This is an intervention that was inspired by a few things. A client that I was working with had just gone on vacation to a lovely warm beach. I decided for her next session we would do a "reminiscing" intervention of beach time. Also, how can you not feel good after singing calypso, dreaming of… Continue reading Multi-Sensory Intervention- Summer Theme!

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Always Assume Competence

This is something that was talked about a lot in my training and even more so in my internship. In my internship, I worked with many students who were very limited in their responses to their environment due to communication, physical, and other deficits. Many children that this applies to have multiple disabilities, may not… Continue reading Always Assume Competence

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Everybody was…….

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…….

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What Instrument Is That?!?!

I end up working with a lot of clients and their siblings within music therapy. Often, when a client is suffering from a life-limiting illness, they tend to gain a lot of attention from parents, medical staff, teachers, and others. The siblings see this and usually don't understand the complexity of the situation or that… Continue reading What Instrument Is That?!?!