How To Therapeutically Use Songs That Don’t Seem To Have Therapeutic Value

2022-05-11T17:53:03+00:00May 6th, 2022|

In music therapy, the music is what we use to captivate and engage our clients so they can work on attention goals, social goals, communication goals, or whatever the goal areas might be. But as music therapists, we have to find and use the music that our clients actually like. That music might be Drake, [...]

Earth Day Music Therapy Session Ideas

2022-04-22T00:44:25+00:00April 22nd, 2022|

In preparation for Earth Day, my girls and I have been jamming to “The 3 Rs” by Jack Johnson ALL week. (My little one asked me to put it on repeat!) So today I wanted to share how I’ve been celebrating Earth Day in the music therapy sessions I've facilitated this week: We started off [...]

Song Share for School-Age Clients: “Let’s Stay In The Green Zone”

2022-02-24T15:58:02+00:00February 24th, 2022|

Recently, I moved from Miami up north and started working virtually at a school in Maryland. I provide group, individual, and consult music therapy services for their middle and high school students with autism and related disabilities (which I absolutely love doing). During the consult for one student who has music therapy on their IEP, the [...]

Summer Session Ideas for Middle Schoolers and Teens

2021-07-28T15:29:14+00:00July 28th, 2021|

We are more than halfway through summer, which feels unbelievable. Weren't we just celebrating the last day of school?! Recently, I've been enjoying Hawaiian/summer/beach-themed sessions with my middle school students and teen clients. I always enjoy a good theme, and this one in particular makes me feel relaxed and happy. Maybe it's the colorful lei [...]

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