The Little Boy Who Shared

Once upon a time, there was a little boy. He was a very smart and nice little boy and liked to make jokes and hear people laugh.

In addition to his intellect and personality, this little boy had autism. For him, this meant that he occasionally had difficulty playing with others. He would sometimes pick the […]

By |September 30th, 2011|Blog|4 Comments

Words Are Scary

Words don’t cut it.

As someone who writes a good bit, it takes a lot of guts for me to say it, but it’s the truth: Words don’t cut it.

This is one of the reasons that I am a music therapist, as opposed to a more traditional counselor.

Words aren’t good enough: Some people don’t have words. […]

By |September 27th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Yourself: The Person you Forgot to Care For

I work with a lot of amazing people. Parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and (last but not least) administrators. They all lead stressful lives, organizing care and support for their loved ones, but who gives them support?

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting a father who (with his family) cares […]

By |September 8th, 2011|Blog|3 Comments

Music Therapy 101: Finding the Music Therapist for You

Welcome to the third post in the Music Therapy 101 for the Newly Diagnosed series. Be sure to check out my other posts in the series and comment with any thoughts or questions.

Now that you know that music therapy is something you want to explore for your child, how do you go about finding a […]

By |September 1st, 2011|Blog|1 Comment

Easy Tips for Using Music at Home- Xylophone

Welcome to the third video in my easy tips series! I hope you have been enjoying the series and have tried using some of my tips at home. Don’t hesitate to leave your comments below!

Today, I’m styling on the xylophone and showing you my top secret method for making sure that every note you or […]

By |July 25th, 2011|Blog|3 Comments

Series: Easy Tips for Using Music at Home

Parents use music with their children all the time! I don’t know of any parents who never sang, rocked, or hummed to their child at some point in time. The plethora of children’s shows on television makes finding songs to use with your children easy, but have you ever made music with your child without […]

By |July 14th, 2011|Blog|4 Comments

Key Changes is on WACH Fox!

So a little shameless self promotion never hurt, right?

This morning, my phone alerted me that I had messages on facebook. Lo and behold, when I went to check them it was to find out that the clip WACH Fox filmed of my groups at Camp TALK had aired!

Unfortunately, I can’t embed the video, so you’ll […]

By |July 8th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Your Secret Tool for High Powered Parenting

Parenting is a lot of work on it’s own.The to-do lists never end, as well as the worrying about if what you are doing is right. Parents a child with special needs adds even more onto the list, but there is a way that you can roll a lot of goals into one activity!

Several of […]

By |July 8th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Summer Scheduling Made Smooth

Since school finished for the year, the most common worry I’ve heard from families that I work with, as well as those that I don’t , is scheduling. School provides a great deal of structure, but what happens when that is suddenly gone for two-three months in the middle of the year?

Camps: This isn’t a […]

By |July 5th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Building a Rhythm Band on a Budget

Music has some pretty awesome super powers. It can get your child to interact, play, smile, move, regulate emotions, and open gateways for communication.

The ability of music to generate these actions in children with autism or other disabilities is part of why it is so effective! While I would love the ability to live in […]

By |June 20th, 2011|Blog|7 Comments