autism

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Promote Relaxation

2020-04-29T17:06:39+00:00

Since our usual morning rush has lightened up significantly now that we’re staying home, I started incorporating a new practice into my girls’ routine. Each morning, they choose a mindful card from our Mindful Kids pack. It’s a pack of 50 cards with mindful activities for kindness, focus, and calm. The activities are short and simple, [...]

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Promote Relaxation2020-04-29T17:06:39+00:00

A Few Ideas for Going Virtual With Music Therapy

2020-05-09T18:34:15+00:00

I don't have to tell you that last week our world was turned completely upside down. My business stopped all in-person services and moved as many clients and students as we could to virtual sessions and lessons. Definitely NOT what we had expected or planned for. But, music therapists are by nature creative, innovative, flexible, [...]

A Few Ideas for Going Virtual With Music Therapy2020-05-09T18:34:15+00:00

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Organizing Your Music Therapy Materials

2020-02-12T16:17:04+00:00

I'm a paper planner person. Through and through. I love to color code, write notes, and keep everything neat and organized on a calendar that I can spread out in front of me and see as a whole. The same goes for reading. I don't use a Kindle - I love the smell and feel [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Organizing Your Music Therapy Materials2020-02-12T16:17:04+00:00

Presume Competence, Always.

2016-10-23T19:00:49+00:00

"I felt very strongly about writing you today, to give a little extra insight on the disconnected links that were supposed to make my body and brain work together in harmony. But, they don't and that's okay." "My brain, which is much like yours, knows what it wants and how to make that clear. My body, [...]

Presume Competence, Always.2016-10-23T19:00:49+00:00

To Make Eye Contact or To Not Make Eye Contact

2015-08-12T16:38:46+00:00

I am smack dab in the middle of moving. Our new house is only about 20 minutes away from where we used to live, but with a newly mobile 14-month-old, it has been quite the challenge! Despite having moving boxes everywhere and a missing charger cable for my computer, I just had get this blog post out. [...]

To Make Eye Contact or To Not Make Eye Contact2015-08-12T16:38:46+00:00

NEW Video Series ~ Session Faves (Part 1)

2015-04-15T18:58:09+00:00

Hey there! I hope you've had some time to poke around my website and check out the new design and new organization that will make things even easier to find (teen session ideas are all found here!) Today I'm starting a brand new video series that I'm really excited about! In this series I'll be [...]

NEW Video Series ~ Session Faves (Part 1)2015-04-15T18:58:09+00:00

Musical Hide & Seek

2015-05-29T14:56:43+00:00

As April is winding down, so is the school year here at University of Miami (UM), where I've been teaching this past school year. It has been an incredible year and I have learned so, so much! I'm looking forward to the coming months, where I have a few major life changes coming down the [...]

Musical Hide & Seek2015-05-29T14:56:43+00:00

All Kids Included Festival

2015-01-09T02:50:59+00:00

Next Saturday, May 3, Wholesome Harmonies will be part of the All Kids Included Festival, held at the South Dade Cultural Arts Center and we are so excited! This is FREE festival that provides interactive arts experiences for children of ALL abilities. The festival runs from 10am - 5pm, and I will be facilitating music [...]

All Kids Included Festival2015-01-09T02:50:59+00:00

Being Brave with Your Teen Music Therapy Groups

2020-07-07T16:59:50+00:00

Bravery - This is a theme that's reappeared quite frequently in the last year or two....in Disney movies and in songs. I think this theme is very relevant to teens and so I decided to incorporate it into my music therapy sessions last week. These are sessions for teens with autism and other special needs and [...]

Being Brave with Your Teen Music Therapy Groups2020-07-07T16:59:50+00:00

Wind, Wind

2015-04-08T00:36:26+00:00

Sensory-based interventions are some of my favorite to incorporate into my music therapy sessions. Many of the children I work with who have special needs are also sensory-based learners. This means they learn about their world through their senses - sight, touch, hearing, even taste! Here is an original song I wrote to use in my sensory sessions [...]

Wind, Wind2015-04-08T00:36:26+00:00