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The Art of Choosing: Using music therapeutically to facilitate decision-making in the pediatric medical setting

While music activities such as listening, singing, dancing, or playing instruments are often utilized by music therapists to target specific behaviors, applying music therapeutically can go beyond these traditional forms to facilitate the developmentally-appropriate right to decide. This right is often quite limited for a child or adolescent who is hospitalized. However, this right is […]

“Words with My Friend:” Original Song to Improve Communication Skills

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Goal: To improve communication skills. Objectives: The child will verbalize a social greeting (e.g., “hi” or “bye”) The child will demonstrate nonverbal communication by nodding for “yes” and shaking head for “no.” The child will demonstrate expressive communication by verbalizing “go.” The child will demonstrate receptive communication by stopping when prompted. LYRICS: V1: When I […]