27 Jan · Linda · No Comments

5 Strategies to Help You Stop the Flu in its Tracks!

It’s flu season and this year it’s hitting harder than usual.  As music therapists, we are constantly aware of the battle between being exposed to germs, spreading them and staying healthy. So far, I’ve been winning the battle this year…. even after being exposed to the flu and other illnesses on multiple occasions.  So I …


28 Oct · Linda · No Comments

Connect-a-Stretchy Band

The Connect-a-Stretchy Band from Bear Paw Creek, is a staple in my bag of tricks! I love it because it can be used with all age groups to meet a variety of goals.  An indispensable feature is that it can be re-sized easily and immediately to fit the size of your groups.  One of my …


23 Dec · Linda · No Comments

How to Make Interactive Dice with Images – Smart Board Technology

After my last blog post about the, Thank-You Game, I received a request asking me to explain how I attached images to the dice using Smart Board Notebook software.  I created a video of the process and listed the steps below:    After creating a new Smart Board project, click on the picture icon on the left side …


22 Dec · Linda · No Comments

Thank You Game

Last year, we got together with my  husband’s family for Christmas.  All of our children are older, but my nephew had recently married a great woman with a young son, and they had also had a baby together.  On Christmas day, we gathered to open gifts.  The children were so excited.  The first present the …


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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