I still remember my first early childhood music therapy experience like it was yesterday, even though it was well over a decade ago during graduate school. My practicum client was a 2-year-old girl diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, and it was during our first session together that I knew I would end up working with children.(more…)
With the change of the season, I’ve been exploring the Spring Song Pack to inspire my music therapy sessions and music classes. This week, I’ll be highlighting two of the spring songs that are flower-themed, but target completely different goals!(more…)
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, MANY of my songs revolve around the use of props. They can be such a wonderful tool for addressing motor skills, coordination, group participation, turn-taking, and much more.
This month in my groups and sessions, we’re getting a lot of use out of one such prop: bean bags! A quick Google or Amazon search will show that there are many bean collections from which to choose, but my absolute favorites come from Bear Paw Creek.(more…)
Spring is officially single digits away! SINGLE DIGITS! I am so ready to put winter behind me and welcome the spring weather, and that has been my inspiration for my music therapy sessions and classes this week!(more…)
Last weekend, a giant rainstorm wiped out the last of the frigid temps and brought in the first signs of spring. It’s amazing the effect that small change in weather has had on just about everyone, as I’ve seen both at home with my own family as well as in the studio amongst my colleagues, clients, and their caregivers.(more…)