If you enjoy music and singing, check out these new eSongbooks for therapy!
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A user-friendly eSongbook for any therapist working with children, whether or not they can read music. Purchase of the book includes access to a members-only section of the author's site where you can access mp3s and videos to supplement the materials in the book. The author, Rachel See Smith, MA, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist with a Master's in Music Therapy and a B.A. in Communication Disorders. She uses music as a tool to address non-musical goals such as behavioral, emotional, cognitive, speech/language, and physical goals. See Smith collaborates and co-treats with SLPs, OTs, and PTs in her private practice, Music Therapy Services of Austin.
One might ask, why do music, language and learning complement each other?
Without getting into the neuroscience of music and brain theories, the simple answer is that music involves or stimulates both sides of the brain, and when both hemispheres are engaged, we tap into more potential for cognitive growth or learning.
The other great aspect of music is that it’s auditory, visual, vocal, tactile and physical, and the more senses that are involved in an activity, the greater the capacity for learning and retention.
In a nutshell, one could say that music is an effective teaching strategy, and teaching strategies make learning highly transferable!
Talk It Rock It (formerly known as Kids' Express Train) CD sets contain a unique collection of songs embedded with very specific speech and language goals and techniques. Written by speech-language pathologist, Rachel Arntson, Talk It Rock It songs help children learn imitation, expand receptive and expressive vocabularies, improve the ability to sequence sounds in words and phrases, and many other skills.