Five Little Ducks – a fun way to develop multiple skills!

Books & bells are an awesome way to address various areas of need. 1. Serve as a visual anchor for clients who move around a lot 2. Address inhibitory control and ability to initiate 3. Work on sustained and alternating attention 4. Encourage vocalisation/verbalisation/singing

Silver Bells – a simple arrangement for 6 bells

Need a simple musical arrangement for Christmas? Here’s a simple arrangement for Silver Bells – all you need are 6 bells! Great to use for your music therapy groups, community music groups, Christmas performance at your school or preschool.

5 Musical Tips to Encourage Early Language Development

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Hi everyone! I’m Iani Sujono, your Registered Music Therapist from Sound Expression in Sydney Australia. Here are my 5 tips on how you can use music to encourage your young child’s vocal exploration and language development.

Tip 1. Using music to connect
Even if your child isn’t yet able to use words, it’s ok – just have fun using your voices together, use lots of facial expressions as you connect.
The purpose of this exercise: Rewarding engagement. Release frustrations and see the joy as the musical conversation makes your child feel more at ease about using their voice to connect with you.

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A scaffolding technique to help children with additional needs – the subtleties matter!

A scaffolding technique to help children with additional needs learn about waiting, turn-taking and self-control using a drum – the subtleties matter! Scaffolding refers to a variety of techniques used to move a child progressively toward stronger understanding and, ultimately, greater independence in a learning process. Scaffolding can include breaking a large task into smaller […]

How can music help children with autism?

At our music therapy clinic, we use music to address the developmental goals of children with special needs. This video shows how music can help children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Clap Your Hands To The Music

A simple clapping game has multiple benefits, so go ahead and try it with your child!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – it’s beautiful and fun!

Here’s a simple arrangement to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star using 8 coloured bells.