Tag: Language

Once Then Stop

Once Then Stop

Music Therapy perseveration song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will make a verbal request, listen to the response, and discontinue making the same request.
Domains: Behavior, Social, Language

Perseverate (verb) to repeat something insistently or redundantly

Many people perseverate on topics that interest them: sports, cars, TV shows, food, politics, music, etc…….


Many Ways To Say Goodbye

Many Ways To Say Goodbye

Music Therapy goodbye song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will give an appropriate verbal response to four different farewell phrases.
Domains: Social, Language, Speech

Does the child you’re working with respond with “goodbye” when you say “goodbye”? Good.

When you say “goodbye” + the child’s name, do they respond with……


The First Four Years

The First Four Years

Archtop Music Therapy began serving special needs children in St. Louis, Missouri on July 1, 2015. Thank you to the dedicated parents who have invited me into their homes and to all of the amazing kids I’ve worked with, am working with, and will work with in the future. I……


Where Do You Go?

Where Do You Go?

Music Therapy where question song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will answer where questions about various places in the community.
Domains: Language, Academics

Many kids struggle answering “WH” questions: Who? Where? What? When? Why? The first three of these (who, where, what) are commonly answered with nouns (person, place, thing)…….


I Gotta Go To The Bathroom

I Gotta Go To The Bathroom

Music Therapy bathroom song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will verbally request to use the bathroom when needed.
Domains: Behavior, Speech, Language

This song was created with a particular client in mind. At some point during a typical 60-minute session he will stand up, pat his head, and……


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……


Colors

Colors

Music Therapy color song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will receptively identify nine colors.
Domains: Academics, Language

There are many music videos out there to teach colors. However, teachers and therapists are required to track progress and report data. These videos are designed to both teach and allow for data collection.

Learning colors may……


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……