About Molly Coleman

Molly Coleman is a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) at Music to Grow On. She enjoys writing and sharing resources for music therapists, related professionals, and families.

Tactile Speech Prompting

Exploring physical prompts for speech production Producing speech is a complex process that involves coordination between the diaphragm, vocal folds, jaw, lips, tongue, and more.  Speaking requires motor skills that we must practice in order to learn, like riding a bike or shooting baskets (Marisette, 2016). Two of the most common developmental

Tactile Speech Prompting2020-10-13T11:32:41-07:00

4 Virtual Game Templates for Music Therapy

Looking for fun ways to work on participation and interaction with your music therapy group? Previously on the MTGO blog, we've covered making music with your little ones, an instrument scavenger hunt, and a free career-themed music therapy session plan.  Today I'd like to share both templates and session-ready games that you can use

4 Virtual Game Templates for Music Therapy2020-09-30T10:11:20-07:00

Free Career-Themed Music Therapy Session Plan

Free Career-Themed Music Therapy Session Plan for Telehealth! 5 Intervention Ideas for Teens and Adults We know it can be hard to come up with fresh ideas and materials during what feels like week 1,000 of telehealth and distance learning. Previously on the MTGO blog, we've shared intervention ideas for Making Music with

Free Career-Themed Music Therapy Session Plan2020-09-16T11:51:04-07:00

5 Ways to Use “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in Music Therapy

One of the songs I play most often in music therapy sessions is “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” as recorded by The Tokens in 1961.  This is one of those rare songs that isn’t limited to a specific age group or population, which makes it very versatile for music therapists, related professionals, and families.

5 Ways to Use “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in Music Therapy2020-08-04T10:00:52-07:00

Cardinality and Counting Songs

How can music therapists help children learn to count? Learning to count is an essential skill for daily life.  Children count to make sure they have both shoes, communicate their age with their hands, and even make sure they get as much food as their siblings.  I used to think that students

Cardinality and Counting Songs2020-07-23T21:34:05-07:00
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