2 Aug · Linda · 2 Comments

Time to Adapt: Being Flexible During Music Therapy Sessions

The saying, “The best laid plans of mice and men often gone awry”, probably wasn’t written about music therapists or our session plans…but it might as well have been. I have found that flexibility during sessions is as important a quality for music therapists as good musicianship and therapeutic skills. Take for example, one of …

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16 Feb · Linda · 4 Comments

iPad App: Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box

Ok, this winter has been a doozy!!  We’ve had weeks of cloudiness, snow and freezing temperatures.  It’s hard for anyone not to be affected and get the winter blues. For my students, this has meant irregular schedules due to snow or “cold” days,  indoor recesses and what appears to be a growing sense of frustration …

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31 Aug · Linda · No Comments

First Week of School

The first week of school has come to a close and we are off to a great start in music therapy!  Many of my students are in new schools or have new classmates; therefore, it was important to encourage social interactions.  In order to learn each other’s names and improve awareness of others, we played …

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30 Jul · Linda · 2 Comments

Working on Social and Motor Skills

Looking for an activity that ties in perfectly with the summer?  I have an awesome intervention that addresses social and motor skills.  Best of all, it can be used with individuals of all ages and abilities. Earlier this year, I bought a huge, latex free, beach ball from the American Sales store.  I brought it …

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