Friendship Circle Morning of Talent

2016-06-20T18:06:13+00:00June 20th, 2016|

Friendship Circle is one of my favorite programs to work with. It is an incredible organization that provides services for children and teens with autism, as well as the opportunity for them to make friends and work on social skills in a supportive environment. I work with Friendship Circle by providing group music therapy services for [...]

The Empathy Song

2020-07-07T17:03:51+00:00July 25th, 2012|

Empathy. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of empathy is: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner. I decided to explore this [...]

Put a Little Love in Your Heart!

2019-03-14T13:43:23+00:00February 7th, 2012|

Love is in the air! I'll admit that I am a big holiday person. Now that Valentine's Day is around the corner, I'm excited to be implementing my themed activities for this holiday of love. (Too cheesy?) My previous post was about Valentine's BINGO, a musical game I use with my tween and teen clients. Be [...]

Musical Games ~ Valentine’s Day BINGO

2019-03-14T13:38:30+00:00February 4th, 2012|

I am a BIG fan of using musical games in my music therapy session. I use these games to facilitate social interaction and work on group cohesion with my school-age and teen clients. Today's post is about one of my favorite creations...Valentine's Day BINGO (aka HEART)! Here's how it works: 1. CREATE First, create various [...]

Guess the Weather

2015-06-03T14:46:21+00:00August 21st, 2011|

              One of the places where I provide music therapy is the Chabad Center of Kendall's Friendship Circle. Friendship Circle is a place where children and teens with disabilities can come to take part in a variety of activities: karate, yoga, gymnastics, dance, art, music therapy, and more. Each child [...]

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