Tag: Language

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……


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……


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……


More, All Done

More, All Done

Music Therapy sign language video & song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Clients will sign “more” or “all done” to request the continuation or ending of an activity.
Domains: Language, Motor

Communication is key. Whether through speech, sign, gestures, pictures, or a device, the capacity to connect with other people is essential. A……


I Need Help With That

I Need Help With That

Music Therapy requesting song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Clients will request help with a specific item or activity.
Domains: Language, Behavior

There is a specific story that led to the creation of this song. Here is that story:

Once upon a time, a tween-aged girl with autism was riding her bus to……


Goodbye To Everyone

Goodbye To Everyone

Music Therapy group goodbye song for special needs individuals.
Goals: Clients will attend when hearing their names. Clients will respond to goodbye verbally, with a gesture, or with augmentative communication. Clients will learn the names of their peers.
Domains: Social, Language, Speech

For teachers needing a familiar routine to signal the end of……


Jazzy Hello

Jazzy Hello

Music Therapy hello song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will verbally respond to a greeting with “hello” plus the greeter’s name.
Domains: Social, Language, Speech

Download includes:

Jazzy Hello (Kate) [mp3 audio……


Yellow Goodbye

Yellow Goodbye

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

Special education music therapy sessions typically begin with a hello song and end with a goodbye song. In addition to working on social skills, these songs provide a predictable transition into and out of the musical……


When I Want Something From (Jeff)

When I Want Something From (Jeff)

Music Therapy requesting song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will request preferred objects or activities using a name.
Domains: Language, Social

Download includes:

When I Want Something……


Point To

Point To

Music Therapy receptive identification song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will receptively identify objects, pictures, etc.
Domains: Language, Academics

Download includes:

Point To [mp3 audio file]
Point To (instrumental) [mp3 audio file]
Lyrics……