Sensory Profiles: A Tool for Reflecting and Understanding

Sensory Profiles: A Tool for Reflecting and Understanding

Sensory Profiles: A Tool for Reflecting and Understanding by Madison Michel, MM, MT-BC What does it mean to be neurodivergent? In many cases, it means there is a difference in neurodevelopment that causes divergent neuroanatomy. Neurodivergent behavior often manifests...
Books You Can Sing

Books You Can Sing

Books You Can Sing by Nikki Belshe Lanza, MNLM, MT-BC Singable books are a simple joy that I have as a music therapist and parent! Books that can be sung are more engaging for those that you’re reading with, and singing is also a great way to reinforce learning...
Using Art in Music Therapy Sessions

Using Art in Music Therapy Sessions

Using Art in Music Therapy by Emily Hammer, Music Therapy Intern   As music therapists, it is important for us to always strive to add variety within our sessions to keep clients engaged. Have your interventions been feeling repetitive or like they’re lacking an...
Motor Goals with Resonator Bells

Motor Goals with Resonator Bells

This is our fourth and final blog post in this series! I hope that you have enjoyed learning with me. Here’s a list of the whole series: Part 1: Motor Uses of the Buffalo Drum, Ocean Drum, and Tambourine in Music Therapy Part 2: Using Guitar and String...
Body Percussion in Virtual Music Therapy

Body Percussion in Virtual Music Therapy

Body Percussion in Virtual Music Therapy by Jordan Tenpas, MT-BC One of my favorite parts of being a music therapist is playing instruments with my clients. I like thinking of creative ways instrument play can work towards our goals and getting to be creative with my...
Music and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Music and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Music and ADHD  by Madison Michel, MM, MT-BC Before we dive in to how individuals with ADHD can benefit from music, we need to discuss the definition and diagnostic criteria.  In order to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), 6 or more...
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