Nov 162014
 
Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed my post that included all Halloween interventions last month. Now here is my compilation of everything Thanksgiving. 1) Turkey Run (speech, articulation, visual identification) This is a little song I wrote with visuals about a turkey running away before it’s too late! Click HERE 2) Native Drumming (attention, fine motor skills) This intervention includes storytelling with N
Nov 122014
 
I wrote a little song called “Turkey Run” to work on speech. This song utilizes 4-5 words to describe what the turkey is doing. There are chords and visuals included when you buy this song. When I begin singing, I bring up the visuals pausing to let the client tell me or read what the turkey is doing. Then I continue singing in the same routine. This song is great for increasing vocabulary, sentence st
Oct 312014
 
Happy Halloween!!! Today only I have a special offer at my BANDCAMP site. My 3 song Halloween album is only $1 today only! Head on over to get 3 songs and 3 chord/lyric charts for a steal! https://ashleylundquist.bandcamp.com/album/halloween Share this:Share on TumblrPocketEmailPrint
Oct 162014
 
I have decided to start a new series that I will post once a month. Each month I will post on my blog an entire month’s worth of ideas for sessions. Each monthly post will be themed according to the holiday or the month. I have gathered a lot of material and ideas over the last 3 years as I have been a music therapist. I feel it is time for me to share a big chunk of what I do. Feel free to discuss anyt
Oct 142014
 
Once again we have reached one of my favorite times of the year! I love writing Halloween songs for kids to have fun! Black Cat is my latest creation. Please stay tuned this week. I will be posting another post with an entire themed Halloween session for you to use the rest of this month. I have lots of goodies to share with you! I wrote a little Halloween song to work on speech with several of my clients. T
Sep 262014
 
Hey there! This past week I was reading some posts on the Facebook forum “Music Therapists Unite”. There are many music therapists that converse, post questions, and give ideas. This is a fantastic place to go if you are ever in need of feedback or advice from other music therapists. One of the posts mentioned fresh ways to incorporate conversations skills through songs or activities. A couple year
Aug 312014
 
Today’s Sunday song is “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain” because there are many goals that can be met through this song. There are many verses but a lot of repetition which is great for kids. 1). Speech and Language This song is great for speech and language because there are simple phrases and words that can be filled in every line. For example, “She’ll be cominR
Aug 242014
 
I’m beginning a new series on Sundays called “Sunday Song” where I highlight a song that has already been written and how to use it in many different ways. “If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gum drops, oh what a rain that would be. Standing outside with my mouth open wide…..ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah.” This is the raindrop song. I have so many uses for thi
May 102014
 
Yesterday was a pretty cool day. I saw my client for the first time last week after 3 months. He of course had been developing very fast over all that time! He showed me last week that he loves to speak words about flying. Some of these words included bird, airplane, helicopter, and butterfly. So I decided to write a song about it yesterdat before I saw him. It turned out pretty great! He loved looking at t
May 012014
 
There is a very cute app called Kids Song Collection that I recently found. This app has pictures and interactive characters for favorite nursery rhymes and children songs. The reason I like this app is because it provides a way for parents to work with their children at home outside the music therapy session. It can be used in the session by the MT to demonstrate how to utilize it for maximum results. Then, t