Communication is an important goal area that is addressed during my music therapy sessions with children with special needs. Here is a song I use with children who are just starting to vocalize consonant/vowel combinations such as /ba/, /ma/, /tee/, /shoo/, etc. Insert any of those sounds that you would like into this song – OR let the child choose the sounds he or she would like to sing!
Bonus if you have toy microphones from the Dollar Tree like I do. These are great for encouraging vocalizations and making the kids feel like they’re on American Idol!
Goals addressed with this song include: increasing expressive language and improving articulation.