Music to Give Thanks

Are you running out of ideas for positive expression this fall? I know this has been a tough year for everyone and we’re probably all feeling a little different about the holiday season this year. A few songs I have been using with students and adults to identify opportunities to celebrate for what

Music to Give Thanks2020-12-01T19:42:28-08:00

Music Therapy Winter Interventions

Hello everyone, welcome to another blog post!  Today, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite winter/holiday themed interventions, as well as ways that you can adapt these interventions for your virtual sessions. I’ll also share the goals that you can target with these interventions as well!  Build a Snowman This is an intervention that you

Music Therapy Winter Interventions2020-11-30T10:58:19-08:00

Singable Books to use in Music Therapy

Hi everyone, welcome to another blog post! Today, I will be sharing a list of singable books that can be a great tool to implement during your music therapy sessions! Our wonderful boss, Bessie, recently added a plethora of books to our collection of resources. Not only are these books great to use during in-person

Singable Books to use in Music Therapy2020-11-16T09:46:36-08:00

Music Therapy Session Planning For Groups: Using Themes

Hi there everyone, and welcome to another blog post!  This week, we’re going to talk about themes! This can be a great option to help plan your session for several reasons which we will break down more later, including… It can help clients with reality orientation Centers the session around a specific topic Helps

Music Therapy Session Planning For Groups: Using Themes2020-11-02T10:48:03-08:00

Speech + Language Techniques = MUSTIM

Hello everyone, welcome to another blog post! Today, we will be talking about speech & language NMT techniques! Just as a quick disclaimer, I am not a certified NMT. All of this information is from prior research, experience and information that I learned from certified NMT’s!  For those who may not be familiar with NMT,

Speech + Language Techniques = MUSTIM2020-11-02T10:49:19-08:00

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

Music Therapy Halloween Interventions!

Hello everyone, welcome to another blog post! It is October which officially means it is spooky season (and also one of my favorite times of the year)! As mentioned in some previous blog posts, using themes during your music therapy sessions is great for reality orientation and centering your session around a certain topic.

Music Therapy Halloween Interventions!2020-11-02T10:50:12-08:00

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

Spotify Playlists with Various Themes for use in Music Therapy!

Hi everyone! Ah, Spotify. An incredible tool for listening to, finding and learning new music. It is common to get caught in a rut during your sessions and feel uninspired when it comes to finding new music- I often find myself guilty of using the same songs over and over again. Spotify

Spotify Playlists with Various Themes for use in Music Therapy!2020-11-02T10:50:43-08:00

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
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