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BlogPostImageI am so grateful to be a part of such an awesome community with you.  Although at times we feel alone in our quest, I would like to share proof that we are not alone. And what we do is truly awe-inspiring.

This Week’s Shout-Out
Last week, we simply said:”The best part of my week was…” and look at these responses.

Have your tissues handy because these will move you to tears and reaffirm what an amazing gift we all are as music therapists.

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Be well, feel good, and make MUSIC! =) Kat

Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC
Founder – MusicTherapyEd.com

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We are shouting out Autism Acceptance Month for all music therapists who serve kids and adults with autism. The song is about rainbows and splashing in puddles. Most likely you’ll need to adapt the song to serve your clients, depending on your specific goals.

You can remove the instructional aspect, replace the words with humming and modeling, only use part of the song, switch parts, allow your client to lead, allow your client to choose when to go and stop, follow your client’s lead, and many more adaptations! You could also use the song with early childhood.

Here are the words:

Make rainbows over your head
Way up high in the sky.
Make rainbows over your head
And when the rain comes down we’ll jump high…

We’re gonna splash splash splash in the puddles.
Splash splash and get wet!
Splash splash splash in the puddles.
Mommy won’t mind I bet!

Make rainbows over your head
Way up high in the sky.
Make rainbows over your head
And when the sun comes out, we’ll be dry. Say “All dry!”

Do YOU work with kids or adults with autism? We’d love to hear what your favorite resource for this population is. Leave a comment below!

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Interested in Private Practice? This is for you.

We are so geeked about the newest course release at Music Therapy Ed! But there’s even better news, for a limited time you can earn 5 CMTEs for $75, instead of the typical 3 CMTEs. Watch the preview video now! This course will focus on providing essential information, resources, and tips for music therapists in […]

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Drumming with Your Clients By Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, MA

Christine Stevens,MSW, MT-BC, MA holds masters degrees in both social work and music therapy. She is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, and is a featured speaker in the DVD Discover the Gift. She […]

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Feeling Uneasy About the iPod Program?

Have you felt uneasy about that new, viral iPod program for older adults? Or, do you work in a facility that has implemented the Music & Memory program? Our guest is right up your alley! Introducing Erin Spring, MM, MT-BC Erin has been a practicing, board-certified music therapist in central Ohio since 2007.  Erin holds a […]

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Can I Get CMTEs for Mindstorm Mondays?

If you are a music therapist or counselor and require continuing education units for the CBMT (Certification Board for Music Therapists) or the NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors), then this post is for YOU! You can use Mindstorm Monday webinars for credits by following these instructions:   To claim credit for single webinars at least 50 […]

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Music Therapy for Valentine’s Day

Hello music therapist! We wanted to shower you with LOVE before February arrived, so you’re prepared for your sessions. Affirmations are statements made in the present tense that describe something positive about your self. When you use them in simple repetition over a simple rhythm, they become mantras in active meditation. It’s great for quieting […]

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Make Your Wildest MT Dreams Come True with Dena Register, PhD, MT-BC

Feedback from Mindstorm Mondays: This Mindstorm Monday been great! So encouraging. As a first year MT I question what I do and its so exciting to hear and learn I am on the right track ~ Lynnae, MT-BC ~ What an inspiring #MindstormMonday! It’s a great time to be a soon-to-be MT. Thanks, @MusicTherapyEd! ~ […]

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Judy Simpson, #MTAdvocacy CHAMPION

Feedback from Mindstorm Mondays: This Mindstorm Monday been great! So encouraging. As a first year MT I question what I do and its so exciting to hear and learn I am on the right track ~ Lynnae, MT-BC ~ What an inspiring #MindstormMonday! It’s a great time to be a soon-to-be MT. Thanks, @MusicTherapyEd! ~ […]

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May the magic of the season fill your days all year long!

Happy holidays and merry Christmas to music therapists around the world! As a leader in healthcare you know the importance of creating and reviewing meaningful moments in the lives of your clients. We want to THANK YOU for creating meaningful moments with US throughout 2014. It has been a memorable year filled with fun contests, […]

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