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Want To Elevate Your Clinical Practice?

2020-10-20T00:36:45+00:00October 19th, 2020|

Two weeks ago, I launched The Attention & Perception E-Course, a course I am exceptionally proud of. It's about 10 years in the making, considering I started filming some of the technique demonstrations while working at United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Miami back in 2010. I'm thrilled by how many people have joined the course and [...]

Carnival of the Animals to Target Auditory Perception with Children

2020-10-15T18:41:07+00:00October 15th, 2020|

Last week,  I launched The Attention & Perception E-Course. It was a huge project that took years to finally come together (since it involved filming more than 30 demonstration videos). Throughout the course creation process, I was knee-deep in attention and perception techniques. I spent time looking through old files and session plans to remember [...]

Back To School Song: “This School Year Will Look a Little Different”

2020-08-17T18:28:16+00:00August 17th, 2020|

Regardless of whether your clients are doing homeschooling, distance learning, or in-person learning, we can all agree that this school year is going to look different than what we're used to. While sitting outside in the backyard watching my girls play and thinking about this, a song about this topic just came to me. [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} How To Handle Challenging Situations When Working With Teens

2020-08-03T13:03:31+00:00August 3rd, 2020|

One of the Tune In To Teens course features I hear the most positive feedback about is the Challenging Scenarios & Strategies for Success section, in Chapter 3. Working with teens is one of the most enjoyable things I’ve had the opportunity to do in my music therapy career, but it does come with some [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Promoting Creativity & Self-Expression In Teens

2020-08-01T00:01:29+00:00July 31st, 2020|

When it comes to looking at goals and areas of need for my teen clients, creativity and self-expression continually come to the top of my list, in terms of importance. With the upheaval that teens have experienced due to the pandemic, promoting creativity and giving them opportunities for self-expression seem more important now than ever [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Introducing New Music To Your Teen Clients…and Making It Cool

2020-07-25T19:22:48+00:00July 25th, 2020|

As music therapists and educators, we know the importance of using client-preferred music in our sessions, especially when working with teens. Teens have a very personal relationship with the music that speaks to them. And when we show acceptance for our clients' music, what we're communicating is that we accept them. Using client-preferred music engages [...]

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