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Using Puppets and Music to Help a Child with Williams syndrome Learn Prepositions

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

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Ryan Judd is a board certified music therapist. He has a master's degree in Music Therapy and a bachelor's degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Child Development. He has been working as a music therapist with children with special needs for more than 16 years. In addition to working one on one with clients, Ryan also leads groups focused on the development of social skills.  His services are available in Southern New Hampshire, Northern Massachussets and Southern Maine.  He lives in the Seacoast region with his wife who is a 1st grade teacher.


  • cheryl buck Friday, 04 January 2013

    Always looking for good ideas with puppets. Thank you.

  • Ryan Friday, 11 January 2013

    Hi Cheryl, you are welcome! Thank you for checking out my site.


  • Rachel Grimmett Sunday, 06 January 2013

    Love your ideas! I also love using music ("silly songs") to teach and the puppets are a wonderful addition. You also do a wonderful job following the child's lead. I've also found that music often helps children with apraxia transition from single words to phrases but mostly, as you aptly point out, the opportunity for LOTS of repetition in a quick, fun manner that takes the pressure off the child. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ryan Friday, 11 January 2013

    Hi Rachel, thank you for the comment! I am so glad that you are enjoying my posts.


  • Antoinette Morrison Wednesday, 09 January 2013

    Always for taking the pressure off the client! Love the idea of the child teaching the puppet!

  • Ryan Friday, 11 January 2013

    Hi Antoinette, thank you for the comment! I hope you are doing well.


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