Category Archives: Motor Skills

Fall Music Therapy Services at TheraCare

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Happy September! We are so excited to be starting up our first Fall season at TheraCare Outpatient Services here in Springfield. We currently have several spots open for individual therapy or therapeutic music lessons as well as groups for both the … Continue reading

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Music Therapy Life Hack #4: Mega Guitar Picks

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Today’s post is all about these fabulous and giant guitar picks that I picked up a few (maybe 10!) years ago. I originally thought I would use them all the time. They are great for hands that need more than … Continue reading

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DIY Ocean Drums! Just in Time for Summer

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 We are officially one week into summer and the fun is in full swing! Part of my summer fun has been leading my first music therapy group at TheraCare. Each week at the end of our hour together, the children … Continue reading

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Summer Music Therapy Groups at TheraCare Outpatient Services

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I am thrilled to officially announce that music therapy will be part of the summer programs offered at TheraCare Outpatient Services here in Springfield! Musical instruments… live guitar music… dancing… singing… crafts…What better way to compliment therapy goals while the summer is out?! … Continue reading

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4 Non-Musical Ways to Use the Drum

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This has been my busiest summer yet as a music therapist, and mostly because of the newest addition to the family, little J. Though this leaves less “me” time in my week, I am loving all of the “we” time which … Continue reading

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#MusicTherapy in Action: A Thursday Therapy Tune Special

In the spirit of Music Therapy Advocacy Month, I felt that sometimes it is best to see music therapy in action in order to understand it. Therefore, today’s Thursday Therapy Tune features an amazing young man I have grown to … Continue reading

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Dance Songs to Make You Jump!

Who’s ready to jump around?! Here are some great dance songs that encourage the act of jumping. Whether you decide to adapt the lyrics and make the song your own or put on the recording and go, I guarantee that … Continue reading

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Reserve Your Spot! Adapted Lesson Openings in September!

Beginning in September openings are available for private lessons! Leslie Jones, MMT, MT-BC has been providing adaptive lessons for children with disabilities since 2005. Lessons are tailored specifically to maximize your child’s success based off of their current strengths and interests … Continue reading

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One Song, So Many Uses: A #ThursdayTherapyTune for Everyone

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When I first heard this song I didn’t think much of it, but quickly noticed that three of my adolescent girls wanted to hear it and use it in their therapy sessions. So after spending time with the recording and … Continue reading

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6 “Eggcellent” Uses for Egg Shakers

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Who knew such a simple instrument could be so versatile? You can pick these little rhythmic gems up at most music stores, or can easily find them online. I love them because they are an inexpensive instrument (so you can purchase … Continue reading

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