13 Dec · Linda · No Comments

Holiday Activities

December is full of holidays that we can build music therapy interventions around.  Since I mainly work in school settings, I design activities using secular songs and cultural aspects associated with each holiday.  This is also important because it doesn’t exclude clients who don’t celebrate specific holidays. The Rockin’ Dreidel Song by Sha Na Na   Goals: Social …

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13 Jun · Linda · 4 Comments

DYNAMITE!!!!!!!!!

I recently posted this on Music Therapy Dynamic’s Facebook page, but thought I’d share it here too.  (With some added suggestions!)   Need an age appropriate song to use with teens or young adults? Check out Dynamite by Taio Cruz! I use it in group activities with a stretchy band.  The chorus is great for …

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24 Oct · Linda · No Comments

Fun with Tambourines

Tambourines are great instruments because they give instant feedback and are easy to use. This Fall, I taped different pictures of items we see during the season to the front of each tambourine. I used a fantastic new tape I found at our local teacher’s store, The Chalkboard, called Mavalus tape. It has awesome holding …

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2 Feb · Linda · 3 Comments

Rainbow Wrist Streamers

Never underestimate the power of wrist streamers!  At the beginning of the school year, I purchased rainbow streamers on wrist scrunchies from Bear Paw Creek, LLC. They work wonderfully with individuals of all ability levels because of their design.  Since they are elasticized, they will stay put on wrists and ankles, and also permit more …

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10 Feb · Linda · No Comments

Paper Plate Ice Skating

[fb_button] Plate what? Skating on plates?  You bet! We’ve been enjoying a cold weather activity inside the classroom this week….ice skating.  Sort of.  Instead of ice skates we’ve been using paper plates.  This is an easy, inexpensive and fun way to work on gross motor coordination.  With some clients, it can also be used as …

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