Sensational Ideas for Working With Children with Autism (Part 2)

2018-07-25T00:30:44+00:00July 17th, 2013|

Did you catch Part 1 in my series on Music Therapy + Sensory Integration? In it I showcased a video of me utilizing the therapy ball in my music therapy session with a self-contained class of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)! I am using the therapy ball to provide proprioceptive and vestibular input to the children while [...]

Cause for Applause Indeed

2013-02-27T14:18:47+00:00February 27th, 2013|

Have you ever gotten an email that just tickled you and made your heart smile? That's what happened to me a few months ago when I recevied an email from Coast Music Therapy. They told me I was being awarded the inaugural "Cause for Applause" award for my E-Book series and my work through Wholesome Harmonies! Coast Music [...]

A “Sensational” Holiday Session Plan

2019-12-07T19:25:19+00:00December 19th, 2012|

Happy Wednesday! I can feel the excitement in the air now that the holidays are just around the corner. My desk at UCP is filled with Christmas cards, I have seriously overdone it with cookies, cupcakes, and candy, and I hear the kids still talking about their musical performance of the Nutcracker. Today I want [...]

Sensational Songs & Activities ebook Has ARRIVED!!

2012-08-25T16:14:39+00:00August 25th, 2012|

Launch Day is here and my new ebook Sensational Songs & Activities has arrived!!!! I am thrilled to announce that his resource is available, since it has been months in the making! In case you missed my announcements all over Twitter and Facebook, Sensational Songs & Activities: Sensory-Based Ideas for Music Therapy is an ebook jam-packed with intervention [...]

Sing Your Heart Out: Beautiful Colors

2019-04-12T19:47:09+00:00May 3rd, 2012|

Visual Stimulation Today's song will continue my series on Sense-ational Activities, those that target the five senses.  I use this song when I am facilitating visual tracking goals and providing visual stimulation to my clients with severe and profound intellectual disability. Initially, I used this song in UCP's sensory room, which has a tube with water and bubbles that light [...]

Sense-ational Activities ~ Springtime Sounds

2019-10-12T20:32:43+00:00April 3rd, 2012|

Auditory Stimulation In honor of the beginning of Spring (although it always feels like Spring in Miami!) I'm continuing my series on Sense-ational Activities. Sense-ational activities are those that target the five senses. I've shared activities that provide olfactory stimulation, tactile stimulation, and multisensory stimulation. Today's post will focus on an activity I use to provide auditory stimulation. [...]

Sense-ational Activities ~ “So Many Scents”

2019-10-12T20:36:18+00:00January 4th, 2012|

Olfactory Stimulation At UCP's Early Beginnings Academy, I work with many children who have a diagnosis of severe and profound intellectual disability. For these children, stimulation of the five senses is very important. In my previous Sense-ational Activity post, I shared a song and activity about providing tactile stimulation. Here's an original song I wrote [...]

Sense-ational Activities ~ “Roll the Cabasa”

2019-10-12T20:37:16+00:00November 5th, 2011|

Tactile Stimulation Today I am starting a series about "sense-ational" music therapy activities. Many of the children I work with at UCP's Early Beginnings Academy have a diagnosis of severe and profound intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder. Both groups of children benefit from what we call "sensory based" activities - activities that tap into [...]

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