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
Apr 272014
 
Great news…..I am no longer the music therapist without a voice! I definitely have something to smile about! I have come so far in these past few weeks. I can now say that I made it to the point I was at before injections. I still have a very long road ahead of me. The reason I got injections, was to improve the large gap between my vocal cords. Obviously, that did not work. Due to scar tissue, reflux
Apr 142014
 
I have some great news for you. I am not 100% yet and still have a long way to go. But the good news is that I can talk and I can sing. Yes, my talking is very high pitched and my singing is only in the upper range. But praise be to God who is healing me more each week. I have to attribute my progress to my Lord. My speech therapists have definitely helped me too of course. But God has truly had His hand on
Mar 252014
 
Today I am blogging about some of the improvements I have seen over the last couple weeks. My other posts were pretty similar due to no progress being made. I am definitely noticing some small changes now. I was only able to hit certain notes that were still very very high. I am still speaking and singing very high, but I can sing. I am not doing it very much because it gets uncomfortable and tires out very ea
Feb 272014
 
Hey everyone. It has been a crazy couple of weeks since my last post. My husband and I are going through a lot of changes and important decisions. Some of these decisions definitely revolve around my lack of voice. I have been seeing my 2 SLPs several times since my injections. This week marks 7 weeks without having a speaking voice. It has been a very long 7 weeks, too. I honestly am not seeing very much of
Feb 112014
 
As I sat down at IHOP I couldn’t help but get nervous.  My husband sat across from me facing the wall, while I faced the crowded restaurant.  It was time to order drinks.  I knew I would have to touch my throat to show I couldn’t speak while mouthing the words of what I wanted.  The waiter looked at me funny and wrote down on the order pad.  I faced my husband and began to ask him something again
Feb 072014
 
“What is wrong with your voice?” This is the question that has haunted me the last 5 years.  This question was asked by friends, family, and strangers.  The hardest part was the answer.  I never knew exactly what to tell them.  Now, I don’t get asked this question because I have no voice to speak with at all.  I have decided (per my Mom’s wishes) that I will be writing a series of week
Dec 312013
 
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