Adapted Lessons Case Example

Goal: To increase knowledge of academic concepts

Objective behavior: Client correctly identify basic colors

Music therapy intervention: Piano lessons using color-coded notation. In addition to teaching basic piano skills, this musical experience helps children learn to identify and match basic colors.

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Goal: To improve pre-handwriting skills

Music therapy intervention: Piano lessons work on improving fine motor skills, finger dexterity, and finger isolation. These skills are critical when learning to write.

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Goal: To increase sustained attention

Objective behavior: Client will attend to task for 10 consecutive minutes

Music therapy intervention: Piano lessons using color-coded notation. In addition to teaching colors and basic piano skills, this musical experience helps improve finger dexterity and increase sustained attention.

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