First Week of Music Therapy
The music therapists in Fulton County have been busy this week. It was the first official week seeing students and to celebrate a successful first week back, here are some highlights from a few interventions the therapists have been doing this week.
An idea that was presented at our therapist kick off meeting, was an "I Spy" game related to school supplies. While therapists Marsha Lane and Kirby Carruth came up with the idea, Jessica Brodley-Lopez adapted it to meet her students' needs with the addition of sight words. Students all over the county went on a scavenger hunt searching for common school supplies to work on object identification and sight word recognition. After all, "I spy with my little eyes the things we use for school supplies."
Nicole Wright also adapted this idea for her students by turning it into a counting intervention. The pictures for this are below.
Shown above, students in Kirby Carruth's, Emily Minkow's and Brittany Taylor-Stewart's classes filled out a personal information form describing their musical interests. These middle and high school students worked on answering various wh-questions to express their likes and dislikes.
Some students at the elementary schools participated in various literacy activities using musical stories like "Pete the Cat" and "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books."
And finally, enjoy this video clip from therapist Nicole Wright using a hello song written by our own, Emily Minkow, to elicit spontaneous speech from her elementary schoolers.
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