Halloween-Themed Attention & Perception Training Exercises


"Halloween-themed attention & perception training exercises." Kind of a mouthful, isn't it? That'a just a fancy way of saying that we're going to use Halloween songs to work on attention and perception skills (like listening and following directions). Here's an idea that can be used with clients of all ages: Play a spooky Halloween song [...]

Halloween-Themed Attention & Perception Training Exercises2019-10-17T12:43:37+00:00

Spooky Music Listening for School-Age Students


I prepared a spooky music listening session for my school-age kiddos this week and I'm EXCITED about it! My goals for the students in these classes are: To improve auditory perception skills (ie. listening skills) To improve sustained attention And, to practice using adjectives (one of the goals shared by their teachers) These goals, paired [...]

Spooky Music Listening for School-Age Students2019-10-06T18:50:10+00:00

Halloween Rhythm Combos {for tweens & teens}


Halloween is right around the corner! I've been using The Costume Rap in my sessions this month and it's been a hit. I use this musical experience to work on verbal and non-verbal communication skills with my tween and teen clients. Many of you have mentioned that it's tough to come up with musical experiences for [...]

Halloween Rhythm Combos {for tweens & teens}2019-10-06T18:55:46+00:00

The Costume Rap {for tweens & teens}


Halloween is right around the corner and there is a hint of Fall in the air (yipee!). Here in Miami that just means the humidity has dropped slightly, but I'll take it! Come on over and grab some free Halloween intervention ideas here and then check out this new idea I came up with: It's called the [...]

The Costume Rap {for tweens & teens}2019-09-28T18:06:41+00:00

Halloween Intervention Roundup


Halloween is approaching and I don't know about you, but I am loving coming up with my session plans this month. If you've read my blog posts in the past, you know I love a good themed session plan. Halloween is especially fun because there are so many interesting characters to incorporate (witches, ghosts, and goblins), themes to [...]

Halloween Intervention Roundup2016-10-19T15:20:31+00:00

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Books & Ideas


It's no secret that I love Fall and I love Halloween. I find that there's something about the season and holidays that sparks my creativity for planning new ideas. Since I lead many sessions at our local library branches, I'm always looking for books to incorporate into my sessions. Here are links to videos where [...]

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Books & Ideas2019-09-26T18:45:00+00:00

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Theme


My favorite season is upon us: Fall! The past few days here in Miami have been beautiful. The temperatures have cooled to the low 80s (ha!) and there's been a nice breeze blowing throughout the day. I'll take what I can get! Despite the warm temps, I love to bring as much of the seasonal [...]

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Theme2019-09-26T14:36:27+00:00

Halloween is Coming…Are You Ready for Some Sensory Ideas?


I have to say that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Although it's usually still pretty hot and sticky here in Miami, I always enjoy singing songs about pumpkins, ghosts, and goblins. Last year I shared two videos of special Halloween singable stories: "Big Pumpkin" and "Nightsong" (these were a little different than my usual [...]

Halloween is Coming…Are You Ready for Some Sensory Ideas?2019-09-28T18:41:32+00:00

“Cause This is Thriller!” Halloween Session Ideas for Teens


I am pretty excited that Halloween is right around the corner. There's something about the pumpkins, the candy, and the costumes that makes me feel like a kid again. (Or maybe that's just because I work at a preschool!) Last Sunday one of my favorite programs, Friendship Circle, started up again. I facilitate music therapy groups for [...]

“Cause This is Thriller!” Halloween Session Ideas for Teens2019-09-28T18:52:43+00:00

We Are Spiders


I have to admit it does not feel much like Fall here in Miami! Yesterday we had a high of....what was it, 90? With weather like that you need a lot of pumpkin candles and cinnamon brooms to get in the mood for Fall! But Halloween is STILL my favorite Fall holiday. Last year, I [...]

We Are Spiders2019-09-28T19:01:19+00:00