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Books You Can Sing

Books You Can Sing

Books You Can Sing by Nikki Belshe Lanza, MNLM, MT-BC We’ve compiled a list of our favorite singable books for music educators, music therapists, caregivers, and anyone who loves to sing!

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Using Art in Music Therapy Sessions

Using Art in Music Therapy Sessions

Using Art in Music Therapy Sessions by Emily Hammer, Music Therapy Intern. If you’re looking to expand your repertoire of interventions or spice up your reliable ones, this read is for you!

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Motor Goals with Resonator Bells

Motor Goals with Resonator Bells

Resonator bells go by many different names depending on who you ask: tone bars, bells, chime bars, even the “deconstructable xylophone.” For the purpose of observing the history of the resonator bells, we can assume that modern resonator bells have developed as modifications of the xylophone.

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Music and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Music and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Musicians overall perform better than controls on rhythm perception, temporal discrimination tasks, sensorimotor timing tasks, and inhibitory control tasks. They also have larger brain volume in the motor control areas like the cerebellum and basal ganglia and cognitive control regions in the frontal and parietal lobes (Slater & Tate, 2018). The enhancement of these neural regions and networks suggests that there is potential for experience (musical training) to shape neural systems.

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Song Discussions for Kids

Song Discussions for Kids

Example Song Discussions for Kids by Jordan Tenpas, MT-BC When I’m working with kids, I’m often drawn towards more active interventions, like singing, instrument play, or movement. And there are tons of options for experiences we can have in those categories! However,...

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Sensory Processing Disorder: What the DSM Doesn’t Tell You

Sensory Processing Disorder: What the DSM Doesn’t Tell You

When you think of sensory processing, you might initially think of smelling perfumes and flowers, feeling a soft blanket, listening to traffic outside your apartment, and so on. These are certainly important aspects of sensory processing, but this is only a small part of the whole
experience.

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Non-Music Therapy Books for Music Therapists in 2022

Non-Music Therapy Books for Music Therapists in 2022

Non-Music Therapy Books for Music Therapists in 2022 by Miranda Rex, MA, MT-BC   Looking to add some helpful titles to your work bookshelf in 2022? Look no further! As an avid reader, these are books I found to be really insightful and beneficial to my growth as...

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Heart and Harmony

Heart and Harmony Music Therapy

Heart and Harmony is a team of like-minded therapists who are committed to providing high-quality music therapy services to the DFW community.

What is music therapy?

“Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” (AMTA, 2010).