So, you feel that you don’t really have a great singing voice. Or maybe you’ve been told outright that you don’t have a good singing voice. The literature says that singing with your child is a good thing. What is the non-singing parent of a baby or young child to do?
The Medical Wellness Center at the University of Miami defines Physical Wellness as respecting and taking care of your body. It is applying your knowledge, motivation, and skills toward enhancing personal fitness and health. It is making healthy and positive choices regarding a variety of issues including nutrition, physical activity, sexuality, sleep, the use of [...]
The Medical Wellness Center at the University of Miami defines Emotional Wellness as striving to meet emotional needs constructively. It is the ability to respond resiliently to emotional states and the flow of life events. It is realistically dealing with a variety of situations and learning how your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings affect one another [...]
Whether you’re transitioning from one therapist to the next, from summer to school, or from unemployment to a new job, changes in routine can be difficult to manage. Here are some tips to make transitions easier to handle:
Percussion instruments were probably the first instruments developed and were often used for communication. Percussion instruments are easy to play. I like to use drums and other percussion instruments to work on language skills. You can use drums, shakers, xylophones, or claves. If you don’t have any instruments, you can use some beans in an [...]
Should you enroll your child in music lessons or music therapy? What’s the difference? Music lessons teach your child how to play and understand music. For example, some of my clients have Autism or Down’s Syndrome and are taking piano or guitar lessons. They are learning music theory (what quarter notes are), musicianship (how to [...]
Independence can be difficult to foster in children with Autism, but it is essential. Here are some tips for developing independence:
I love that song by Kool and The Gang. Celebrations and parties can be a lot of fun, but might be stressful, if you have a child with a disability. To reduce stress when planning or attending a party, try these tips. Please add your tips in the comments below and let me know what [...]