Category: Educational Songs

What Do You Use?

What Do You Use?

Music Therapy what question song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will answer what questions regarding the functions of items.
Domains: Language, Academics

Special needs kids can get confused with the variety of “WH” questions they are expected to answer. I used to work with a boy on the autism spectrum……


Time For Music

Time For Music

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

As a music therapist working with kids, you can never have too many hello songs in your repertoire. This song was created to address several skills that previous hello songs did not effectively……


Oral Motor Exercises

Oral Motor Exercises

Music Therapy oral motor songs for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will perform contrary pairs of oral motor movements.
Domains: Speech, Motor

Oral motor exercises are designed to develop and strengthen the articulators needed for proper speech. Two opposite movements (or positions) are contained in each song. Following the initial sung instructions……


Adding Means Jump To The Right

Adding Means Jump To The Right

Music Therapy math video & song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Clients will solve addition problems using a number line.
Domain: Academics

Math is hard. Teaching of addition is often done with manipulatives or TouchMath. While these methods can be effective, sometimes it is difficult……


I Can Tell The Time

I Can Tell The Time

Music Therapy clock videos & songs for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will learn to tell time to 15 minute intervals on an analog clock.
Domains: Academics, Math

Earlier this year I created Telling Time, which addressed telling analog time to the hour. I used it with several clients……


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……


Voice Or Breath

Voice Or Breath

Music Therapy speech video & song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Clients will verbally produce voiced and voiceless consonant pairs.
Domain: Speech

Vowel sounds are produced by changes in tongue and lip placement. Consonant sounds differ in that they are produced by some sort of vocal tract constriction. Whereas all vowel sounds are……


I Need To Be Clean

I Need To Be Clean

Bathroom song!

This project is the result of a parent request. A middle school boy with autism understands the basic procedures involved with using the bathroom, but could use some improvement with cleanliness. Issues shared by the parents included:
1. missing the toilet while urinating
2. not wiping thoroughly
3…….


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……


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……