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Rachel See, MA, MT-BC / speech therapy

Music Therapy Course on Musictherapyed.com!

       Co-Treatment: Music Therapists & Speech-Language Pathologists       First of all, I just want to say that I feel incredibly honored to be one of the instructors on MusicTherapyEd.com!  There are some truly fabulous courses on this site. Here is a quick, 5-point run-down of the course I'm offering. 1.  Speech-Language Pathology basics (SLP education, job duties, populations they serve, common speech/language disorders) 2. Ethics involved in co-treatment and collaboration 3. Session ideas! 4. SLP perspective on music therapy: their questions, ideas, perceptions 5. Goals and objectives conducive to a successful SLP/MT collaboration with clients who are working on receptive and expressive language skills     If you're looking to fulfill your continuing education credits for this cycle, or if you are just interested in the topic, head on over to THIS...

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Music for expressive and receptive language skills!

  CD Review:  Songs for expressive and receptive language skills!   [pk_drop_caps type="1" color=""]I[/pk_drop_caps]  recently connected with a fellow music therapist, Margie LaBella from Music Therapy Tunes,  and boy, was I impressed with her website and all of the resources she had available to music therapists, professionals, and parents! She kindly gave me two of her CDs to review and the following are my thoughts on each album, "Move!" and "Sing!" As someone who frequently works with children who have communication disorders (expressive and/or receptive language skills), I was immediately interested in learning about an additional resource that could be used by myself or the SLPs with which I work, to further enhance and support the speech and language skills the children were learning in their...

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S is for

  Scott Photos and audio posted with client's permission. Scott is one of those clients that, no matter what is going on in his life at the moment (and trust me, he has been through a lot), he keeps smiling.  His positive outlook and his love for music is incredibly contagious! While his cerebral palsy causes some speech and physical difficulties, it does not stop Scott from singing with full lungs and a full heart, giving 100% effort every time.  He expresses himself through his own lyrics, through instrument playing, and during discussions about his favorite artists (Shania Twain is #1 on his list!). If you would like to listen to the first track ("C'mon Over and Meet Scott") on the recent album we made together...

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MTSA’s article featured on ASHA website

I recently had the opportunity to share an article on the "Do's, Don'ts, and the Why Nots?" of music therapy and speech therapy collaboration via the ASHAsphere (ASHA is the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association). I look forward to hearing feedback from both speech-language therapists and music therapists! To view the article, click HERE.   ...

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Blog Series on SLP and MT Collaboration: Part 3

The purpose of this blog series is to advocate for the collaboration of speech therapy and music therapy.  (If you missed the list of the blog posts that will be included in this series, click here!)   Part 3. Session Plans and Ideas! (Don't forget to take a look at all of the FREE downloads at the bottom of this post!!) To bypass oodles of scrolling, I've put all of the ideas into one Powerpoint: Click here to view it:   (and don't worry, you won't be automatically downloading it...

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Blog Series on SLP and MT Collaboration: Part 2

The purpose of this blog series is to advocate for the collaboration of speech therapy and music therapy.  (If you missed the list of the blog posts that will be included in this series, click here!)  In grad school, I became completely engrossed (perhaps even infatuated) with the idea of collaborating with SLPs.  However, I didn’t know if this infatuation was mutual, or if the other field would think I was stepping on their toes, out of my element/expertise, etc.  What I found, though, was that out of all of the SLP students and faculty with which I discussed the idea of co-treating, and/or collaborating, 100% of them were on-board.  Here is one quote I received after a SLP student observed my...

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Blog Series on SLP and MT Collaboration: Part 1

The purpose of this blog series is to advocate for the collaboration of speech therapy and music therapy.  (If you missed the list of the blog posts that will be included in this series, click here!)  Part 1 will provide a basic overview of speech therapy and music therapy, as well as the connection between music and language. First, let's look at the basics.  What is the basic connection between music and speech? Q. Music and Speech:  How are these forms of communication related? A. There are many similarities between speech/language and music.  For example, in both speech and music, frequency, duration, and timbre elements unfold over time to convey a message.  Both of these communication tools utilize prosodic information, such as inflection and phrasing,...

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