I Can Tell The Time

I Can Tell The Time

Music Therapy clock videos & songs for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will learn to tell time to 15 minute intervals on an analog clock.
Domains: Academics, Math, Functional

Earlier this year I created Telling Time, which addressed telling analog time to the hour. I used it with several……


Instruments used in Music Therapy

Instruments used in Music Therapy

My go-to instrument in a music therapy session is an acoustic guitar. It’s popular, portable, and enables me to maintain eye contact with clients. While making recordings, I draw from a larger variety of instruments.

Musical instruments can also be played by clients. A wide variety of goals can be……


High Five

High Five

Music Therapy high five song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will follow visual and verbal directions to give a high five.
Domains: Motor, Social

Giving a high five (like waving) is a socially acceptable non-verbal greeting or farewell.

The chorus lyrics describe the physical steps to complete the movement:

“I raise……


Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse – August 21, 2017

song: Eclipse
band: Pink Floyd
album: Dark Side of the Moon

vocals and photos by Jeff Lehman MT-BC

All that you touch
And all that you see…


Voice Or Breath

Voice Or Breath

Music Therapy speech video & song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Clients will verbally produce voiced and voiceless consonant pairs.
Domain: Speech

Vowel sounds are produced by changes in tongue and lip placement. Consonant sounds differ in that they are produced by some sort of vocal tract constriction. Whereas all vowel sounds are……


Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son

written by John Fogerty

of the band Creedence Clearwater Revival

from the album Willy and the Poor Boys


I Need To Be Clean

I Need To Be Clean

Bathroom song!

This project is the result of a parent request. A middle school boy with autism understands the basic procedures involved with using the bathroom, but could use some improvement with cleanliness. Issues shared by the parents included:
1. missing the toilet while urinating
2. not wiping thoroughly
3…….


Word Families

Word Families

Music Therapy reading and speech video & song for special needs individuals.
Goal 1: Clients will read CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words.
Goal 2: Clients will verbally produce CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words.
Domains: Academics-Reading, Speech

Reading is hard. How is it that “ate” and “eight” are spelled so different, but pronounced the same? Why can “bass” be……


Trust Jesus

Trust Jesus

written by Brent Best

of the band Slobberbone

from the album Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today


Cell Phone Song

Cell Phone Song

Music Therapy phone number song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will learn a caregiver’s cell phone number.
Domains: Academics, Math

This is my second telephone number song. Why? Because most adults these days have a home number and a cell number. A home number is definitely worth knowing, but a cell……