Workshops for parents, teachers, speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and school counselors
Music is a motivational tool for all ages. Let me show you how to adapt it for your children, students and clients.
Workshops/Conference Presentations: We all could use more motivating tools, especially when working with children. We need them even more so when helping children with a variety of special needs. Miss Julieann:Therapeutic Songs for Kids is an album written by a board certified music therapist in order to address every developmental domain: motor/physical, cognitive, social/emotional, communication/language, and self-help. They have been tested for years by children of all needs and developmental abilities, with just the most popular songs selected for the album. All songs can be adapted to address a variety of skill levels within each song. In this workshop, Julieann Hartley, MT-BC, NTP will show parents, teachers, therapists and other professionals, how to use and adapt these songs to meet the unique needs of your children/students/clients at home, in the classroom or in your therapy practice. Whether it is learning how to use the songs to create and address IEP goals, or just activities of daily living, like bath time and brushing your teeth go smoother, this workshop will show a variety of ways motivate your kids with music.
Examples of skills addressed:
Gross motor skills: rolling over, walking, running, jumping, throwing, lifting and kicking, crossing midline
Fine motor skills: holding objects, clapping hands, touching fingers, moving fingers individually
Cognitive skills: problem solving, matching, sequencing, attention (sustained, selective, alternating, divided, joint), reading readiness, math readiness
Social/emotional skills: attachment/adaptive skills, self identification, self esteem, social interactions and play, turn taking, emotional expression and identification, emotion vocabulary building
Communication skills: receptive language skills, non-verbal communication, speech imitation, following directions, expressive language skills, speech initiation, turn taking, attention/awareness, specific speech sounds, sign language
Self help: dressing, eating, nasal hygiene, oral hygiene, body hygiene, pain and emotional regulation coping skills