More, All Done (New and Improved)
Music Therapy sign language videos & songs for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client 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 good place to start is with two choices: “more” and “all done”. All done with that song? We’ll move on. Want to play that instrument some more? Go right ahead. When children learn that their ability to communicate can effect change, the value of communicating becomes evident. Using “more” and “all done” is perfect for kids who have not yet learned the vocabulary (words, signs, etc.) to request the items or activities that they want or don’t want.
The videos include both still pictures and video clips of how to make these signs. There are two options for all done: (hands) the official ASL sign for all done and (arms) the sign taught to special needs students… at least in my area. Both the video clips and pictures of the signs are seen from the point of view of an observer. The pictures are licensed from SymbolStix, so they can be found in classrooms around the world and on the iPad app Proloquo2Go. Color-coding emphasizes the meaning of the signs: green is “more” and things that you want, red is “all done” and things that you don’t want. Musically “more” is paired with the unresolved subdominant chord and steady stream of instruments, whereas “all done” is signified by resolution to the tonic chord and a long musical rest.
Sign language is used by people who are non-verbal, young children who have not yet developed the use of their voices, or those who are verbal, but may need another form of communication in times of anxiety or elation. Numerous studies have proven that using alternative forms of communication does not discourage the use of speech, and in fact often leads to increased speech attempts. So, while this song specifically targets sign language skills, it is hoped that for some individuals it will also enable them to learn to vocalize “more” and “all done” as well as understand their communicative functions.
- 5 videos [mp4 video files]
- More, All Done (arms)
- More, All Done (hands)
- All Done (arms)
- All Done (hands)
- 6 songs [mp3 audio files]
- More, All Done
- All Done
- More, All Done (instrumental)
- More (clip)
- All Done (clip)
- Visuals [PNG & PDF]
- Lyrics [PDF]
- Lyrics & Chords [PDF]