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Rachel See, MA, MT-BC / Articles posted by rachelsee

The Newlywed Chefs

My friends Neil and Whitney are some of the best people I've ever met. AND they have a food blog!  A true win-win! I was incredibly honored that they asked me to take of a few photos they could use for their site.  Photos: Ps. Be sure to check out their website for yummy recipes and restaurant recommendations:

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Yes or No

IEP goal area:  Language//Answering Yes or No questions.   As always, these videos are supplementary materials for the student to use at home or in the classroom in order to help the transfer of skills from the therapy session to other environments. Research shows that live music in music therapy sessions (with a board-certified music therapist) is the most effective approach.   Great handout on YES/NO questions from ASHA, here: Evaluating & Teaching Yes/No Responses Based on an Analysis of ...

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Website Design: Maryland Association for Music Therapy

I recently had the pleasure of working with the wonderful Maryland Association for Music Therapy (MAMT) to create a revamped website for their organization.     Enter the site:   Features:   *Designed pages with easy-to-access information/events/brochures/slideshows for their association, as well as their state task force committee   *A members-only password-protected access site   *A membership "shop" page   *A "find a music therapist in Maryland" searchable database     A huge thanks to the MAMT executive board for helping make this such a fun, smooth process!         [gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="14900,14901,14902,14904,14905,14908,14916,14917,14903"]...

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Cause & Effect

Teaching the concept of "cause and effect" in order to work on this Language/Semantics goal: When presented with a picture, the student will increase semantic language skills by stating what is happening in the picture (the problem), state an appropriate cause/what happened prior, and state an appropriate effect/ solution (ie. girl has a scraped up knee, maybe she fell off her bike, mom will put medicine & a bandaid on).   ...

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Where Questions

  IEP GOALS:   Language/Semantics: Given "Wh" questions about a recent personal experience, the student will increase his semantic skills by correctly answering with 75% accuracy given no more than 2 visual or verbal cues. Language/Syntax: Producing simple phrases/sentences of 3-7 words with 2 or less verbal or visual cues.   This song is used to help my students answer "where" questions, and serve as a model for the use of 4-5 word full and complete sentences/answers. It was originally written by a music therapy student several years ago and shared/passed along within my department (unfortunately, I don't know who this student was, as they had been long gone by the time I began working there...

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