Tag: Behavior

Use Your Words

Use Your Words

Music Therapy behavior song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will refrain from inappropriate physical behavior by instead using an appropriate verbal phrase.
Domains: Behavior, Social, Language

Inappropriate physical behaviors are of serious concern for special needs parents and teachers. Beyond the immediate bodily harm, there is also the potential for future……


Please, Thank You

Please, Thank You

Music Therapy manners song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will request an item by using “please” and respond to receiving that item with “thank you.”
Domains: Behavior, Language, Speech

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

None of the kids I work with seem to enjoy catching flies, but they do……


I Want

I Want

Music Therapy requesting song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will request an object using the sentence “I want (object).”
Domains: Language, Speech, Behavior

I have numerous requesting songs, some of which I’ve yet to record and some of which are posted:
More, All Done uses sign language to request that……


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…….


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……


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……


Behavior Modification with Lil Jon

Behavior Modification with Lil Jon

Rules are almost never fun.
Devin is almost always fun.
Music can help make just about anything more fun.

I’ve been seeing Devin since October – working on academics and social skills as well as piano performance and songwriting. Several months ago his parents, along with some behavior specialists, created……


Learn To Wait

Learn To Wait

Music Therapy behavior song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Clients will utilize a strategy in order to wait without exhibiting problem behaviors.
Domains: Behavior, Social

Waiting is hard for special needs kids.
Waiting is hard for all kids.
Waiting is hard for everybody.

I currently have a young client who becomes very……


I Need Help With That

I Need Help With That

Music Therapy requesting song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Clients will request help with a specific item or activity.
Domains: Language, Behavior

There is a specific story that led to the creation of this song. Here is that story:

Once upon a time, a tween-aged girl with autism was riding her bus to……


Show Your ID Card

Show Your ID Card

Music Therapy personal safety song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will respond to personal information questions by showing an identification card.
Domains: Social, Behavior