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I’ve Been Everywhere

I’ve Been Everywhere

AKA What Tristan Did On His Summer Vacation

Vocals: Tristan
New Lyrics: Tristan & Jeff
Music: written by Geoff Mack, but best known as a Johnny Cash song
Idea To Use A Johnny Cash Song: Tristan’s Dad
Photos: Tristan’s Mom


Furr

Furr

band: Blitzen Trapper

album: Furr

Yeah, when I was only 17
I could hear the angels whispering
So I drove into the woods and……


I Want

I Want

Music Therapy requesting song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will request an object using the sentence “I want (object).”
Domains: Language, Speech, Behavior

I have numerous requesting songs, some of which I’ve yet to record and some of which are posted:
More, All Done uses sign language to request that……


Colors

Colors

Music Therapy color song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will receptively identify nine colors.
Domains: Academics, Language

There are many music videos out there to teach colors. However, teachers and therapists are required to track progress and report data. These videos are designed to both teach and allow for data collection.

Learning colors may……


American Girl

American Girl

She was an American girl…
was recorded on July 4th, 1976.

He was an American boy…
Tom Petty was born in Gainesville, Florida, but spent most of his life in California. As a solo artist, the leader of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and a member of the Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch he……


These Are The Vowels

These Are The Vowels

Music Therapy vowel song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will verbally produce long and short vowel sounds.
Goal: Client will visually identify uppercase and lowercase vowels.
Domains: Speech, Academics

Vowels are phonemes produced without any appreciable constriction or blockage of airflow in the vocal tract. Vowel sounds differ from each……


What Do You Use?

What Do You Use?

Music Therapy what question song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will answer what questions regarding the functions of items.
Domains: Language, Academics

Special needs kids can get confused with the variety of “WH” questions they are expected to answer. I used to work with a boy on the autism spectrum……


National School Walkout 04-20-18

National School Walkout 04-20-18

 

On February 14, 2018, seventeen people were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That night I couldn’t sleep. I kept looking……


Time For Music

Time For Music

Music Therapy hello song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will respond to a greeting.
Domains: Social, Language, Speech

As a music therapist working with kids, you can never have too many hello songs in your repertoire. This song was created to address several skills that previous hello songs did not effectively……


Oral Motor Exercises

Oral Motor Exercises

Music Therapy oral motor songs for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will perform contrary pairs of oral motor movements.
Domains: Speech, Motor

Oral motor exercises are designed to develop and strengthen the articulators needed for proper speech. Two opposite movements (or positions) are contained in each song. Following the initial sung instructions……