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This video interview gives a parent's perspective on how music therapy has affected the life of her daughter with special needs

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This video interview gives a parent's perspective on how music therapy has affected the life of her daughter with special needs

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This music therapy video with a child with special needs illustrates the following:

  • The motivational power of music can be used to help a child with special needs learn and use communication skills such as the PECS system http://www.pecs.com/
  • Home made instruments can be made and adapted to address specific therapeutic goals such as bilateral coordination and using arms while in a neutral position
  • I include a bonus chapter on my DVD that demonstrates how to make three home made instruments and use them in fun and therapeutic ways with children with special needs http://www.therhythmtree.com/store
  • Using a slap clap pattern while engaging a child in music can energize the music and lead to more of a connection with that child
  • Following your client's or child's lead while making music can help him or her stay engaged and motivated
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To read a transcription of this music therapy video, please click here.

This music therapy video with a child with special needs illustrates the following:

To read a transcription of this video, please click here.

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This music therapy video illustrates the following:

  • Tapping Little Elf is a great song for using rhythm sticks to address gross motor skills such as crossing mid-line, bilateral coordination and increasing shoulder stability and strength
  • Little Jingle Mouse is a fun song that uses jingle bells to work on therapeutic goals such as bilateral coordination, increasing shoulder stability and strength, and range of motion
  • Be silly and dramatic to make these activities even more motivating
  • Be creative with using instruments to address a variety of occupational and physical therapy goals

To read a transcription of this music therapy video, please click here.

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