Tag: Social

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……


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……


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……


My Hello

My Hello

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

Download includes:

My Hello [mp3 audio file]
My Hello (fill-in-the-blank) [mp3 audio file]
Lyrics [PDF]
Lyrics & Chords [PDF]