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Rachel See, MA, MT-BC / special education

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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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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“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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When you’re writing a sentence

When you're writing a sentence by Rachel See Music Therapy   IEP goal is to write sentences with appropriate beginning and ending punctuation. This song focuses solely on capitalization and ending with a period, question mark, or an exclamation point. 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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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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