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New Instrument! The Kalimba

I recently added two new instruments to my collection, I would like to introduce them both to you in their own blog posts.  The first is the kalimba. The kalimba is a westernized descendent of a traditional African instrument.  It is sometimes also referred to as a thumb piano, due to the predominant use of...
January 7, 2020
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Some Quotes about Asperger’s Syndrome

I recently finished reading a very sweet novel in which the main character who, although undiagnosed, demonstrates several symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome.  He is a brilliant geneticist and professor at a prestigious university in Australia.  At the beginning of the book, he is asked by his friend and colleague to give a presentation on the...
November 28, 2019
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Counting Those Railroad Cars

This week, I will be running a group session with the theme of modes of transportation, I can't wait! There will be songs about boats, bicycles, airplanes, buses, and more.  There's also a song about trains, take a look at the video below! This song will be used to practice basic counting, clarity of speech,...
November 25, 2019
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Song-writing in Music Therapy

Song-writing is a popular intervention in music therapy and can be adapted to work in a wide range of populations.  Let me tell you about some of the variations, how they work, and how they help. Lyric substitution: This version of the song-writing intervention is the most accessible and the most flexible.  Lyric substitution involves...
November 5, 2019
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Learning about ADHD: Blog Post 4/4

This is the final post in a series of blog posts about my learning at the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada's conference last weekend.  If you have followed along for the week, to you I say THANK YOU! If this is the first post you've read, I hope your curiosity will be piqued enough to...
October 24, 2019
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Learning about ADHD: Blog Post 3/4

Today's post serves as a summary of the second breakout session I attended at the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada's conference.  I am thrilled to be able to share this with you, I hope you enjoy! Breakout session #2"Self-Regulation and ADHD: From Chaos to Smoother Sailing" By Dr. Megan Smith In this presentation, I learned...
October 23, 2019
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