Category: Educational Songs

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……


Telling Time

Telling Time

Music Therapy clock video & song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will learn to tell time to the hour on an analog clock.
Domains: Academics, Math

Perhaps one day all clocks will be digital and we won’t need kids to learn about hour hands and minute hands… but we’re not there yet. This video/song……


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…….