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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, 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……


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

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 video/song……


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, …


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