I just returned home after a beautiful and relaxing vacation in Sanibel.

Honestly it was hard to leave a week of swimming, biking, grilling, and swinging in the hammock. But I feel refreshed and ready to go!

This is a bittersweet week for me – I am finishing up my time at UCP’s Early Beginnings Academy. Wednesday is my last day! Then Thursday I start my new position as Professor of Music Therapy at University of Miami for the 2013-2014 school year!

As we move into fall, it’s time to wrap up my Summer Series on Sensory Integration + Music Therapy.

I hope the videos have sparked some new ideas for you.

Click to catch up and watch the videos from Part 1 (therapy ball), Part 2 (book + tactile stimulation with paint brushes), and Part 3 (gathering drum).

Now watch to see how I incorporate the trampoline into my sessions (make sure you watch all the way to the end!)

Here are a few things to take note of in the video:

– I’m using a highly preferred activity for this little girl (jumping on the trampoline) to encourage verbal and nonverbal communication (say and sign “more!”)

– The music helps structure the activity: the lyrics explain what she’s doing (“jump, jump, jump up and down”); the rhythm helps cue the jumping; the stop and go of the music help cue when she should be jumping (when the music is playing) and when she should stop (when the music stops).


Leave a comment below and let me know how you’ve been using the ideas from this series in your sessions.

Check out Sensational Songs & Activities E-Book for more sensory ideas, sheet music, & themed session plans:

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