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Rachel See, MA, MT-BC / Articles posted by rachelsee (Page 2)

Key Words: Subtraction

I received a request from one of the special education teachers to create a song that they could use to help the students recognize addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division "key words" in a math word problem. Instead of putting them all into one song, which would be a LOT of information, I'm breaking it up into four separate songs, with the first video/song being subtraction (and piggy-backing off of the, "Yellow Submarine" melody).   ...

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So many of the students on my caseload are working on WH-Questions (who, what, when, where, why, how); therefore, I wanted to create a song that addressed a few of them (who, where, what).     GOAL AREA: Academic – Reading Comprehension GOAL: After hearing a story, the student will increase his reading comprehension skills by completing a web of wh- questions   Who means a person Where means a place and What means a thing  ...

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Yoga + Music Therapy

In music therapy, we can incorporate music and yoga to work on:   coping skills relaxation gross motor movement coordination following multi-step directions   I find musical yoga is a great way to begin our session, to help the student become grounded and their bodies regulated.  It can also serve as a movement break halfway through, or as a calming strategy for a child who becomes overstimulated.  Additionally, the routine aspect of yoga is VERY appealing to a lot of the people with whom I work.       Three of my favorite resources include:   1. Musical Yoga Adventures was a collaboration between Linda Lara (composer/music teacher) and Suzy Frank (occupational therapist and children’s yoga instructor). The musical/auditory instructions, paired with the yoga poses and routines that are achievable (or adaptable) by students of all abilities,...

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I Need Help

This song was written for a student who needed assistance learning how to communicate, using their Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) device, that they needed help before the situation escalated.  I made sure to keep it simple and repetitious, as a way to embed more trials for teaching and practice.  (I have a second version with some of the, "I need help" vocals taken out, for testing purposes. If you are interested in this version, please feel free to email me and I'll send it your way.)       i need help lyrics i need help words   Disclaimer: Live music therapy sessions are always best. These videos/recordings are created as supplementary materials for teachers and parents in order to foster transfer of knowledge across settings.  ...

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