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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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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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“While You’re At School, You Have Some Rules”

  LYRICS: While you’re at school You have some rules To help you listen and learn 1. Stay in your seat 2. Safe hands and feet 3. Keep your mouth closed     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.   You can buy the track, HERE: https://rachelseemusictherapy.bandcamp.com  ...

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Parts of a Paragraph

Parts of a Paragraph by Rachel See Music Therapy   Goal area: Student will increase written expression skills by constructing written responses that include a topic sentence, 3-5 detail sentences, and a conclusion sentence (using correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling) with 80% accuracy on 4 out of 5 data days. 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. https://rachelseemusictherapy.bandcamp.com/track/parts-of-a-paragraph    ...

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WH- Blues

Goal: Student will increase her language comprehension skills by answering WH questions related to teacher-selected activities to 75% accuracy with 3 or less cues. Adaptation 1: Once the student has learned the meaning of each WH word, I turn this into a song where we do the first part/chant and then I insert new WH questions (in the same order - who, what, when, where, and why) and the student answers me in the natural call and response of the blues pattern. Adaptation 2: To take this one step further, I have the student take turns with me in generating WH questions. For example, I'll start by asking him/her a Who question and they know that they will ask me the next...

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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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