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Learning about ADHD: Blog Post 4/4
October 24, 2019
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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...
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Learning about ADHD: Blog Post 3/4
October 23, 2019
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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...
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Learning about ADHD: Blog Post 2/4
October 22, 2019
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This is the second of four blog posts in which I am sharing with you some of my learnings from the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada's conference.  I hope you find it as interesting as I do! Breakout session #1"Living with ADHD: Can Self-Awareness set you free?" By Laura MacNiven and Dr. Anne Bailey The...
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Learning about ADHD: Blog Post 1/4
October 21, 2019
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This past Saturday, I attended a conference hosted by the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada.  This conference gave me the opportunity to learn about ADHD and how it affects all aspects of a person’s life.  I’d love to give you some of my take-aways from each of the presentations I attended. Follow my blog over...
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Group Drumming
October 18, 2019
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This week I invested in some new instruments! A set of eight 8-inch fiberskyn frame drums by Remo! Having a set of matching drums is an asset for group music therapy sessions.  In today’s blog post, I’d like to share with you some benefits of group drumming activities for children and adults. Group drumming with...
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Open House
October 15, 2019
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I’ve always found that it’s easier to learn about a new service by speaking directly to the service provider. That’s why I’m excited that I can offer you an opportunity to meet with me in a casual setting to discuss music therapy and the benefits it could have for you or your child. On Wednesday...
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What Happens in Music Therapy?
October 4, 2019
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I recently started working with the children at Red River Early Learning Centre and it has been a joy for me getting to know them and introducing them to music therapy. I would love to introduce you to a typical group music therapy session with children. Here are some common features: Hello/goodbye songs: At the beginning...
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Becoming a Music Therapist
October 2, 2019
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a music therapist? In order to become an MTA (Music Therapist Accredited) by the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, one must: Complete a bachelor or master’s level music therapy program at an approved university. Complete 1000 hours of supervised music therapy internship. Pass the American Certification...
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What is Music?
September 30, 2019
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A few weeks ago, I created a series of posts on Facebook that described what music can be within the context of music therapy. I've gathered those posts here in my very first blog post! Of course, I was not able to cover all of the things that music is, so if you can think...
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Canada’s most autism-friendly town
September 14, 2019
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A town in Newfoundland and Labrador has been recognized as autism-friendly. Hotels offer sensory rooms, and adapted rooms and menus.  Counsellors in sports' programs have specialized training to work with children on the spectrum. First responders have "Autism and Safety" kits with them in all emergency situations. Store clerks and restaurant waiters take the time...
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