A Sense~ational Summer Session Plan

2013-07-24T13:00:24+00:00July 24th, 2013|

I don't know about you, but I am ready for a little fun in the sun! Even though I live in Miami, I always get excited to go to the beach. I love the smell of the suntan lotion and the sound of the waves. The summer is also a great time to bring some of the [...]

Sensational Ideas for Working With Children with Autism (Part 2)

2018-07-25T00:30:44+00:00July 17th, 2013|

Did you catch Part 1 in my series on Music Therapy + Sensory Integration? In it I showcased a video of me utilizing the therapy ball in my music therapy session with a self-contained class of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)! I am using the therapy ball to provide proprioceptive and vestibular input to the children while [...]

Sensational Ideas for Working With Children with Autism (Part 1)

2018-07-25T00:31:51+00:00July 3rd, 2013|

I can pinpoint when a major shift in my music therapy practice took place. It was when I began co-treating with some amazing occupational therapists at UCP's Early Beginnings Academy. Through these co-treatment sessions, I became fascinated by sensory integration, how it relates to my clients with autism and how it can be incorporated into my [...]

Sense-ational Ideas For Your Music Therapy Sessions

2015-04-08T00:23:21+00:00May 22nd, 2013|

Life has been pretty darn exciting lately! Wholesome Harmonies is offering a number of summer music therapy groups including: Kids Rock and children and tween music therapy groups through the Down Syndrome Association of Miami. At UCP, we are in full presentation-preparation mode: the debut of our musical Little Red Riding Hood happens next week! [...]

Sensational Songs & Activities ebook Has ARRIVED!!

2012-08-25T16:14:39+00:00August 25th, 2012|

Launch Day is here and my new ebook Sensational Songs & Activities has arrived!!!! I am thrilled to announce that his resource is available, since it has been months in the making! In case you missed my announcements all over Twitter and Facebook, Sensational Songs & Activities: Sensory-Based Ideas for Music Therapy is an ebook jam-packed with intervention [...]

Sing Your Heart Out: Beautiful Colors

2019-04-12T19:47:09+00:00May 3rd, 2012|

Visual Stimulation Today's song will continue my series on Sense-ational Activities, those that target the five senses.  I use this song when I am facilitating visual tracking goals and providing visual stimulation to my clients with severe and profound intellectual disability. Initially, I used this song in UCP's sensory room, which has a tube with water and bubbles that light [...]

Sense-ational Activities ~ Springtime Sounds

2019-10-12T20:32:43+00:00April 3rd, 2012|

Auditory Stimulation In honor of the beginning of Spring (although it always feels like Spring in Miami!) I'm continuing my series on Sense-ational Activities. Sense-ational activities are those that target the five senses. I've shared activities that provide olfactory stimulation, tactile stimulation, and multisensory stimulation. Today's post will focus on an activity I use to provide auditory stimulation. [...]

Sense-ational Activities ~ “So Many Scents”

2019-10-12T20:36:18+00:00January 4th, 2012|

Olfactory Stimulation At UCP's Early Beginnings Academy, I work with many children who have a diagnosis of severe and profound intellectual disability. For these children, stimulation of the five senses is very important. In my previous Sense-ational Activity post, I shared a song and activity about providing tactile stimulation. Here's an original song I wrote [...]

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