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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

How To Use Rap Tracks When Your Clients Have Lost Focus

Every other Sunday, I drive up a palm tree-lined road to the Chabad Center of Kendall to facilitate sessions for Friendship Circle Miami. I've worked with Friendship Circle since 2010 and it's one of my favorite programs to work with. This past week something very interesting happened in one of the sessions. I had just [...]

How To Use Rap Tracks When Your Clients Have Lost Focus2019-10-17T12:31:31+00:00

Combining Music + Art: A Hawaiian Theme for Elementary Students

There is no denying that summer is here in Miami. Hot temperatures, afternoon rainstorms, staying inside to soak up the AC. Yup, summer is definitely here! At the Children's Resources Summer Camp, there's a different theme for each week of camp. I love this, because it gives me a creative jumping off point for planning [...]

Combining Music + Art: A Hawaiian Theme for Elementary Students2019-10-17T12:28:16+00:00

So Many Spring Scents

When you live in Miami, one season tends to blend right in to the next. Winter feels like Spring and Spring feels like Summer. Nonetheless, I like to acknowledge the change of seasons in my sessions. Thus, I have a ton of ideas in store for my Spring-themed sessions next week. I work at a [...]

So Many Spring Scents2019-10-12T20:27:55+00:00

Need to Target Auditory Perception Skills? Add One Instruction To Your Instrument Songs.

Valentine's Day is just around the bend. With that theme in mind I've been incorporating lots of "love"- and friendship-themed songs into my sessions: "Love Story" by Taylor Swift, "Rhythm of Love" by the Plain White T's and "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars. Although I'll be the first to admit that it's fun to [...]

Need to Target Auditory Perception Skills? Add One Instruction To Your Instrument Songs.2019-02-20T19:05:53+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

A Camping We Will Go…With Our Senses

I just returned home from a lovely trip to Boston with my little one for a family get together. The weather was beyond beautiful and we enjoyed some delicious BBQs in the backyard. Now that I'm home, I'm ready to wrap up the little camping series I started two weeks ago. You can catch up [...]

A Camping We Will Go…With Our Senses2018-07-20T23:51:27+00:00

A Camping We Will Go…Some More!

Last week, I shared a post on a Camping Theme I'm working on with my K-5 students in music therapy. We started off with a camping hello song while looking at pictures in the book "Down By the River." Then, we roasted marshmallows over a campfire of red, orange and yellow scarves in a drum, [...]

A Camping We Will Go…Some More!2018-07-20T23:52:14+00:00

Amp Up Your Work on Auditory Perception Skills

It's been a while since I've been on the blog to write! My family went on a Spring Break trip at the end of March (to St. Pete Beach and to see "real" mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs!) and I've been playing catch up ever since we returned. But, I am very happy to be [...]

Amp Up Your Work on Auditory Perception Skills2018-07-21T00:16:31+00:00