Tag: Motor

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……


High Five

High Five

Music Therapy high five song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will follow visual and verbal directions to give a high five.
Domains: Motor, Social

Giving a high five (like waving) is a socially acceptable non-verbal greeting or farewell.

The chorus lyrics describe the physical steps to complete the movement:

“I raise……


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……


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……