Category: Educational Songs

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, …


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……


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……


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…….


2 Sounds = 1 Word

2 Sounds = 1 Word

Music Therapy speech song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will imitate single letter sounds and combined letter sounds.
Domain: Speech

This song uses a common teaching technique – breaking down a difficult task into smaller, more manageable parts. Beginning with practicing two individual phonemes separately leads to the more advanced task……


Use Your Head To Show Yes Or No

Use Your Head To Show Yes Or No

Music Therapy yes/no video & song for special needs individuals.
Goal 1: Clients will imitate head movements signifying yes and no.
Goal 2: Clients will use head movements to answer yes/no questions pertaining to requests.
Goal 3: Clients will use head movements to answer yes/no questions pertaining……


Behavior Modification with Lil Jon

Behavior Modification with Lil Jon

Rules are almost never fun.
Devin is almost always fun.
Music can help make just about anything more fun.

I’ve been seeing Devin since October – working on academics and social skills as well as piano performance and songwriting. Several months ago his parents, along with some behavior specialists, created……


Action Words

Action Words

Music Therapy receptive language song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Clients will follow 1-step directions by performing verb-object combinations.
Domains: Language, Motor, Sensory

The purpose of this song is to address language comprehension skills by performing a variety of simple body movements. The verb-object combinations in the song are:

Wave Hand
Touch Nose
Stomp Feet
Open Mouth
Pat Head
Point……


Learn To Wait

Learn To Wait

Music Therapy behavior song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Clients will utilize a strategy in order to wait without exhibiting problem behaviors.
Domains: Behavior, Social

Waiting is hard for special needs kids.
Waiting is hard for all kids.
Waiting is hard for everybody.

I currently have a young client who becomes very……