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This video shows you how to use music and "Sing and Read" books to practice speech skills as part of a Down syndrome treatment program.  Please sign up for my newsletter full of great musical special education resources at https://www.therhythmtree.com/user-registration    

This music therapy video illustrates the following...

  • Sing and Read books make it easy for the non-musician to use music to help a child reach their therapeutic goals (Comprehensive
    list of Sing and Read Books: 
    https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/singable-books
  • Using slower speech and exaggerated articulation can help a child process speech better and learn how words are articulated
  • Using visual phonetics helps a child understand how to articulate specific sounds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De5nVclM4Y8)
  • Using dramatic voices can draw in a child's attention and make therapeutic work fun and motivating
  • Using an anticipatory breath combined with wait time is an effective way to let a child know that they are expected to respond

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This video of my work as a music therapist illustrates the following...

  • Using music to address academic goals
  • Following a client's lead to make a musical experience more successful and enjoyable
  • Incororating humor to increase the fun and motivational elements of the activity
  • Using music to get the repetition without the monotony

 

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