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 https://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.