I had no idea how much fun Jenga could be with simple adaptations! This is a big game with counselors and therapists working with children, not only because it's fun but also because it is really flexible. Many of the counselors I work with have written questions on Jenga blocks that clients answer as they … Continue reading Musical Jenga!
One of my clients, a six-year-old, has a very short attention span and spends a lot of his time stimming with various little items. This particular client hasn't been diagnosed with Autism, but presents with some similar characteristics due to his medical history. When I first started with Cx, I quickly decided that an improvisational … Continue reading The Importance of Session Structure (or lack thereof)
I found myself browsing reddit this Saturday morning to catch up on some of my favorite subreddits. In my news feed, there was a news article about the boy called "The Butterfly Child" named Jonathon Pitre. He and his family created a documentary a few years ago about his life-threatening condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare genetic … Continue reading Music Therapy and Anticipatory Grief
Today, it was beautiful and sunny when I woke up. I couldn't wait to start the day! I brewed some coffee and by the time I turned back to the window, IT WAS SNOWING. What just happened? The best part was that it snowed for an hour and then the sun came out for the … Continue reading Hear That Thunder Boom!