May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our communities. Since 1963, communities across the nation have come together to celebrate Older Americans Month—a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to recognizing the contributions and achievements of older Americans. The theme for this year is [...]
Maria Ramey, MT-BC, is a graduate of the music therapy program at California State University Northridge. While working as a music therapist at Hope University, a fine arts program for adults with developmental disabilities, Maria wrote the book Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, a collection of 100 session activity [...]
Pamela Ott is my guest. Pamela is a Musician, Mother, Board Certified Music Therapist and believer in music’s ability to encourage, enhance and assist in a child’s development. Since Music Therapy is out of the reach of many children that could truly benefit from it and music programs have been reduced due to budget cuts, [...]
On April 27, Roia Rafieyan will join me to talk about her work as a music therapist in a state facility for folks who have a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Most of the folks she works with are on the autism spectrum, and mostly they don’t use speech to communicate. She blogs at [...]
My guest this week is Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC, Executive Director of Milestone Music Therapy. She has been a music therapist for over 18 years specializing in working with children who have neurological impairment, traumatic brain injury, autism, developmental disabilities, and chronic health conditions.
Strength-Based Improvisation is a new approach that is geared for participants with any amount of improvisation experience. Participants may use the instrument of their choice, which can include percussion or voice. Non-threatening experiential opportunities are aimed at personal exploration while simultaneously learning approaches to engage clients.
This week, my guest is one of my music therapy idols: Annette Whitehead-Pleaux. Having worked in music therapy for almost 20 years, Annette Whitehead-Pleaux currently works with pediatric burn patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston. There she provides clinical services that focus on pain management, anxiety management, reduction in trauma symptoms, body image, improving [...]
We are at the end of Music Therapy Month. Let me know what you did to celebrate Music Therapy Month and I’ll announce Music Therapy Month activities (big or small) on my radio show! You can click that link to go to my contact page.
This week I’m broadcasting live from the exhibit hall of the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association conference in Houston Texas. I will walk up to people in the exhibit hall to ask them about their conference experiences. The show will air live an hour later than usual at 1:00 pm Eastern.
I’m on Spring Break! But because it’s Music Therapy Month, the MT Show is not. On March 16, I’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at The Music Therapy Show. If you’ve ever wondered how the show works, I’ll tell all on this episode!