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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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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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WH-Questions

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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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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Step, Step, Step

This repetitive, short song was written (at the request of the physical therapist) to help a student remember to put his hands on the railing before he took a step on the stairs. 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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Focus on what’s happenin’!

Focus on what's happenin'! by Rachel See Music Therapy Goal area: Attention to task 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. I use this song with my students who might require reminders and prompts to help them to focus and pay attention in the classroom setting. lyrics When you’re sitting at your desk You wanna know what’s best?*SNAP* Focus on what’s happenin’!When your mind begins to drift And you start to lose your pencil grip*SNAP* Focus on what’s happenin’!Here’s what you need to do if you feel a yawn or two*SNAP* Focus on what’s happenin’! Sit up straight Look at the teacher, that’s great Raise your hand, if you don’t understand *SNAP*...

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