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How to stay up-to-date on autism research

How to stay up-to-date on autism research

Scroll down to learn more about our Mindstorm Monthly on school settings! Also, be sure to check out our Zero To Full-Time: School Settings CMTE course. In the meantime, watch Casey DePriest, MT-BC of Integrative Music Therapy "school" us on how to follow the latest,...

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Don’t ignore these 2 sensory domains

As a leader in healthcare, you know how important integration is for kids. Ideally, consistency exists at home, in sessions, and... at school. If you work with kids or in schools, then this video is for you! Don't ignore these 2 sensory domains. Click play:

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What is Sensory Processing?

Today's video to celebrate Autism Acceptance pertains to sensory processing. We feature Angela Guirrero, PhD (ABD), MT-BC, explains it all in 60 seconds. Angela is director of Tempo! Music Therapy in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Learn about the sensory system by...

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Tips and Strategies for Presuming Competence

Tips and Strategies for Presuming Competence

Hello leader in healthcare! We've got another Autism Acceptance celebration video for you. This time we feature the brilliant Casey DePriest, MT-BC, of Integrative Music Therapy. Learn these very simple tips to start presuming competence with your clients TODAY! Hit...

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What does it mean to presume competence?

What does it mean to presume competence?

Hello leader in healthcare! To celebrate and promote Autism Acceptance, we're so excited to feature segments from several music therapy & autism experts. Today's video answers the question "What does it mean to presume competence?" Casey DePriest, MT-BC, of...

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What If Individual Needs Don’t Work For the Classroom?

What If Individual Needs Don’t Work For the Classroom?

It's the end of March, and Autism Acceptance Month is right around the corner. In order to rev up our engines, we wanted to give you a head start with this video! Briana Priester, MT-BC is founder of The Music Therapy Marketplace and Studio B Music For Living in the...

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Are They Still Equating Music Therapy With Pet Therapy?

Are They Still Equating Music Therapy With Pet Therapy?

Here are a few words taken verbatim from the video below: >> NIH recognizes music therapy. >> US Department of Education recognizes music therapy. >> Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recognizes music therapy. >> Music therapy is listed on the General...

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How To Get Free CMTEs… one clever trick!

How To Get Free CMTEs… one clever trick!

Is it time for you to rejuvenate the relationship with your employer? Here's a free PDF you can use to get your employer on board with paying for continuing education (specifically our memberships). As leaders in healthcare, it's vital that we stay renewed and...

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Psycho-Educational Tips For Your Sessions

Psycho-Educational Tips For Your Sessions

Hello leader in healthcare! If you are facilitating any kind of relaxation session, a little psycho-education goes a long way. Watch the video below to learn how to weave psycho-education into your sessions! Ellen Whealton, MA, MT-BC says: Always weave in a...

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New music therapy book on the market!

New music therapy book on the market!

Hello there to the leaders in healthcare! I hope you took a glance at our Top 5 for Music Therapy in 2015 post for #MTAdvocacy month. It is such an exciting time to be a music therapist with so many wonderful things happening in our field! Speaking of wonderful things...

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Top FIVE for 2015!

Top FIVE for 2015!

Each January is social media advocacy month for music therapy (#mtadvocacy), and our company serves as a CONNECTOR! We love to connect you with experts on specific topics in the realm of music & healthcare. We love to connect you with the media. We love to connect...

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Kids & Drumming: How to create an even playing field

Kids & Drumming: How to create an even playing field

One of the big challenges that we can overcome in group work is creating equal opportunities for ALL participants. How can we build a community with this in mind? Sometimes with kids it’s a bit more challenging, especially if you have two kids who get a *special*...

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What if my clients can’t pick up the rhythm?

What if my clients can’t pick up the rhythm?

We've all had sessions when a client cannot "pick up the rhythm." We asked expert Christine Stevens what she does in that situation. Click play to hear her very surprising answer! Christine also shared this: It is sometimes hard for us as musicians to get past the...

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Halloween songs for music therapy & music education

Halloween songs for music therapy & music education

It's time to "shake your spookies out" and "bounce your beasties out" with the amazing Margie La Bella. What better way to celebrate Halloween with your students, patients, and clients than to use some great themed songs. Here are two great videos featuring 6 songs...

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The instrument that makes you SMILE!

The instrument that makes you SMILE!

One of the smaller instruments used by music therapists is the mighty ukulele, and it’s bringing smiles and happiness to children in hospitals all over the nation thanks in part to Corey Bergman. Bergman is a musician and the founder of Ukulele Kids Club, a non-profit...

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3 Tips for Effective Communication

3 Tips for Effective Communication

"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill."  - Buddha Have you ever been interrupted while providing sessions? Have you ever been afraid of losing clients because of a communication...

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How to collaborate with other therapists

In this Mindstorm Monday we shout out: Institute for Therapy Through the Arts (ITA)!  Take a look at the amazing choir in the video below. This is no ordinary choir; all its members have Parkinson's disease. They are participating in Creative Arts for Parkinson's, a...

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Piano Improv IS for Everybody

Piano Improv IS for Everybody

Last week we covered guitar chops. This week it's piano. Contrary to popular belief, piano improv IS for everybody! We've made it easy for you to set your clients up for immediate success. Watch this video to see my handy chord progression in action with a REAL...

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How do you nurture your creativity?

How do you nurture your creativity?

Self-care is a buzz word in our field, and for good reason! I'm so thankful to see self-care strategies on various blogs, at conferences, and on social media. The world can always use more happy, healthy, mindful music therapists who take self-care seriously. And...

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3 Tips For The Rhythmically Reluctant

3 Tips For The Rhythmically Reluctant

Our clients pick up on our feelings - confidence, insecurity, joy, sadness. When you feel like the master of your craft, and you come into a session with total confidence, then you can truly focus on what matters: the well-being of your CLIENT. If your music therapy...

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Maybe you haven’t heard this drumming term before…

Maybe you haven’t heard this drumming term before…

Because our purpose is to help music therapists (like you!) FEEL like the leaders they ARE, we want to bestow some powerful "drumming language" on you today.... courtesy of our instructor Dave Holland. Dave, what is a ghost note? In drumming, a ghost note is played at...

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2 Serious Misconceptions About Masters Level Entry

2 Serious Misconceptions About Masters Level Entry

First of all, join us for a remote discussion on Masters Level Entry - Just click here. Second of all, I highly recommend viewing this document which we covered in our first MLE talk. There's also this Powerpoint on the Masters Level Entry progress report from the...

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This will make you cry…

This will make you cry…

I 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...

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