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As I grew up taking piano lessons, I always enjoyed classical music. Now as a therapist, I can understand and appreciate this style of music for its effect on the mind. Brain research has shown that listening to music (in particular Mozart compositions) can boost attention, memory, learning and motivation. It can also lower stress, help activate both sides of the brain and enhance…Continue
I have a terrible voice and can't carry a tune, but I feel very strongly that rhythm and music do have a positive impact on learning for the smallest of infants all the way to adolescents, adults and the geriatric population. I sing to my babies from the day they are born and, months down the road, I see they recognize the songs and rhythms. They eventually, babble, hum and sing along.
As a speech therapist and mother, I use music and song to my advantage to teach my…Continue
when my son was dianosed with Autism ..I knew there was a lot to it.. the more I watched him the more I could see that a lot of the things that I needed to address first was sensory. He was banging into me.. walking heavy , covering hisself up with rugs. When his O.T. suggested getting him a weighted lap pad , I startet the research. I had just gotten thrugh adopting him so I could not afford them so I made them.. I jsut wanted to share what I make..I have grown into a facebook page…Continue
Autumn, afraid, apple, acorn, bale (of hay), cider, cobweb, cool, cold, corn, crisp, fear, feast, football, gourd, Halloween, harvest, haystack, leaf, leaves, maize, November, nuts, October, pine cone,…Continue
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Use a familiar chant, like Teddy Bear Teddy Bear, but put in "pumpkin" and fall words.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin, turn around. Pumpkin, Pumpkin touch the ground. Pumpkin Pumpkin, stand up tall, Pumpkin…Continue
There is nothing more special than our children behaving in caring ways towards other children with disabilities. Although this should be the norm, the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition paints a different picture with the wealth of research showing children…Continue
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