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Telling Time

Telling Time

Music Therapy clock video & song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will learn to tell time to the hour on an analog clock.
Domains: Academics, Math, Functional

Perhaps one day all clocks will be digital and we won’t need kids to learn about hour hands and minute hands… but we’re not there yet. This……


M With A Closed Mouth

M With A Closed Mouth

Music Therapy speech song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will produce the /m/ sound given a verbal model or independently.
Domain: Speech

There are many great pop songs with repeated phonemes that can help make practicing speech fun: B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets, P-P-P-Poker……


Silver Desk Bells

Silver Desk Bells

song: Silver Bells

written by: Jay Livingston & Ray Evans

from the movie: The Lemon Drop Kid

performed on: desk bells


Scream and Shout

Scream and Shout

Music Therapy sensory break video & song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will take a sensory break in order to exhibit “ready to learn” behavior.
Domains: Sensory, Behavior

This project was a collaboration between myself and an extraordinary teacher at Special School District of St. Louis County. Her……


Autism Awareness Day At The Firehouse – Monarch

Autism Awareness Day At The Firehouse – Monarch


Fire Trucks!


Wave Your Hand

Wave Your Hand

Music Therapy waving song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will appropriately wave their hand.
Domains: Motor, Social

For individuals with limited verbal capabilities, waving serves as a socially acceptable non-verbal greeting or farewell. Of course, those without speech difficulties also can and do wave. Over the years I’ve worked with children……


Norwegian Wood (Mountain Dulcimer)

Norwegian Wood (Mountain Dulcimer)

Originally performed by The Beatles
from the album Rubber Soul
written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney


You Can Be Better

You Can Be Better

Music Therapy anti-bullying song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will respond appropriately to verbal and physical bullying.
Domains: Social, Behavior

A cross-categorical special education classroom consists of students with a variety of diagnoses: intellectual disability, autism, physical disability, behavior disorder, etc. A 10-year-old boy with autism I’m working……


Rice Or Roti

Rice Or Roti

Music Therapy speech song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will produce the /r/ sound in isolation and within words.
Domain: Speech

I recently had an initial session with a new client of Indian ethnicity. After we finished, I was invited to stay for a home-cooked meal, which consisted of three types of curry…….


Social Story – Camp Lakewood

Social Story – Camp Lakewood

Social Stories were created in 1990, by Carol Gray, to help individuals with autism better understand social situations. These days they are used with a variety of populations, can consist of text, pictures, or both, and can address other anxiety-inducing situations such as toilet training, visiting the……