The first year I was a music therapist, I lost my voice for an entire week. The second year I was a music therapist, I lost my voice for another week. The third year I was a music therapist, yes you guessed it, I LOST MY VOICE FOR A WEEK! Chronic laryngitis was a yearly … Continue reading Lost Your Voice? Ideas For Surviving Your Sessions!
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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!
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!
I don't know if you have heard of the new NBC show called "Songland" but it's pretty amazing. It's a series where songwriters get their songs produced and recorded by popular artists. I'm guilty, I haven't watched it yet. BUT, I have thoroughly enjoyed one of the songs that came out of the show. One … Continue reading “Be Nice!” Intervention Idea
I LOVE THIS APP. Seriously, I love this app. Someone had posted about this app somewhere online and I can't find the blog that I originally found it on. Thank you kind stranger! There have been so many interventions that have spawned out of this app. I originally started to use it for a feelings … Continue reading “Spinner App” Intervention Ideas
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…….
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?!?!