Category Archives: Speech

My Favorite Goodbye Song from Summer 2014

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The Song: We Are Done The Artist: The Madden Brothers For this week’s Thursday Therapy Tune I’m featuring a song that I mentioned on my post on songs for whistling a few weeks ago. I ran across this song listening to Pandora one … Continue reading

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9 Perfect Songs for #Whistling! #ThursdayTherapyTune (s)

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Whistling is an excellent way to exercise oral motor muscles and can in turn help with speech production. Many music therapists use whistling and playing oral motor instruments, in addition with singing, to help our clients with speech production or … Continue reading

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Drum Roll Please!! Presenting the TOP 3 #ThursdayTherapyTune Posts

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I can’t believe the year is halfway over! Is it really almost summertime? I’m on my way to Columbia this weekend for the Missouri Music Therapy Institute and have been super busy getting my piano course ready to roll! Due … Continue reading

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#ThursdayTherapyTune: Current Hits for Singing the ABCs Part II

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Continuing last week’s post regarding songs for speech and the sounds of the ABCs… here are the remaining 13! N- Na Na Na- One Direction (2011) O- The Best Day of My Life- American Authors (2013) P- Poker Face- Lady Gaga (2008) … Continue reading

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#ThursdayTherapyTune (s)- Songs for #Speech: Current Hits for Singing the ABCs Part I

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Sometimes we need to go a little outside of the box to encourage speech. Music therapists use singing as a main intervention to work on speech, as do many speech therapists. There are always the traditional songs like the “Old … Continue reading

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#ThursdayTherapyTune… The Ding-a-Ling Song featuring the Triangle

The song of the day is “My Ding-a-Ling” as performed most famously by Chuck Berry. If you have heard this Oldie Goldie, you may have thought to yourself “I would be the worst therapist in the world to teach this … Continue reading

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#ThursdayTherapyTune: Sing a Song!

Here is a great song for working on speech production! In continuing the singing theme this week I just couldn’t pass up this song! It is wonderful for speech (especially with children) and can be adapted to meet your therapy … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Why You Should Sing Every Day

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Many people think that if they aren’t considered a “good” singer, then they should just keep their voices silent. I believe this couldn’t be further from the truth! Our voice is the natural instrument that majority of us have and … Continue reading

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Your Brain On Music Part 1: 4 Facts You Should Know About Music’s Effect on the Brain

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The human brain is the most complex organ in the body and is responsible for deciphering all of the stimuli we encounter on a daily basis. One of the most common stimuli we encounter every day, throughout the day, is … Continue reading

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Thursday Therapy Tune: 3 in 1 Oral Motor Overload! with a Special Guest!

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes are making their therapy debut this morning as we talk about speech production! As a music therapist, I have worked with many patients on speech goals whether it be recovering speech from a brain … Continue reading

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