Tag: Language

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……


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……


Instruments used in Music Therapy

Instruments used in Music Therapy

My go-to instrument in a music therapy session is an acoustic guitar. It’s popular, portable, and enables me to maintain eye contact with clients. While making recordings, I draw from a larger variety of instruments.

Musical instruments can also be played by clients. A wide variety of goals can be……


Use Your Head To Show Yes Or No

Use Your Head To Show Yes Or No

Music Therapy yes/no video & song for special needs individuals.
Goal 1: Clients will imitate head movements signifying yes and no.
Goal 2: Clients will use head movements to answer yes/no questions pertaining to requests.
Goal 3: Clients will use head movements to answer yes/no questions pertaining……


Action Words

Action Words

Music Therapy receptive language song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Clients will follow 1-step directions by performing verb-object combinations.
Domains: Language, Motor, Sensory

The purpose of this song is to address language comprehension skills by performing a variety of simple body movements. The verb-object combinations in the song are:

Wave Hand
Touch Nose
Stomp Feet
Open Mouth
Pat Head
Point……