Tag: Speech

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……


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……


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……


These Are The Vowels

These Are The Vowels

Music Therapy vowel song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will verbally produce long and short vowel sounds.
Goal: Client will visually identify uppercase and lowercase vowels.
Domains: Speech, Academics

Vowels are phonemes produced without any appreciable constriction or blockage of airflow in the vocal tract. Vowel sounds differ from each……


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……


Oral Motor Exercises

Oral Motor Exercises

Music Therapy oral motor songs for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will perform contrary pairs of oral motor movements.
Domains: Speech, Motor

Oral motor exercises are designed to develop and strengthen the articulators needed for proper speech. Two opposite movements (or positions) are contained in each song. Following the initial sung instructions……


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……


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……