Letting Your Clients Lead

I will be the first to admit that I like to have control of things when it comes to my business and my music therapy sessions. I’m an overachiever in the organization department and I need to have a plan in place for everything. So, the thought of pulling back on the reins and letting […]


A Cognitive Intervention Roundup

Lately, I’ve been working a lot of cognitive interventions into my sessions, particularly those that are targeted towards improving attention skills. So today I thought I’d do a roundup of all the posts I’ve created that target cognitive skills. Arousal orientation, localization, auditory perception skills, alternating attention – I cover it all. I thought maybe […]


Noticing the Little Things (and how my clarinet helped)

Yesterday, something happened in one of my sessions that stopped me in my tracks. Now I’ve been a music therapist for twelve years (!!), and very little surprises me at this point. But on this particular day, I was facilitating a localization exercise with my clarinet in the resource classroom for students with severe and profound […]


How to Make the Nutcracker Cool

I’ve been on a session planning kick lately. Even though I have almost thirteen years (!!) of session plans saved up I still love coming up with new ideas, writing new songs and thinking of more creative ways to help my clients meet their goals. Lately, my three-year-old daughter has been on a Nutcracker kick. She’s […]

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