Facilitating Communication for Exceptional Students
In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee, Carrie Friddell, MT-BC
Residency (4 + Sessions)
Audience / Populations
Program Scheduling Details
Max # of Participants
Classroom that can be rearranged to seat students in a semi-circle and big enough for the class to move freely around the semi-circle.
Movable Chairs or for young children, a circular carpet to sit on Classroom that can be rearranged to seat students a semi-circle
During School Hours
During the School Year
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Hourly fee (Please indicate below)
$70 per 30 minute group with minimum of 6 contracted reoccurring sessions.
Students with social / communication goals listed on their IEP are eligible for this program. No previous musical experience is required. At least one teacher should also be present to assist with this group. Any adult assistant assigned to students are also encouraged to participate.
Scheduling / Booking Contact
Program Activities / Description
Music based therapy to increase communication skills will involve 30 minutes of structured music activities in order to promote participation, and socialization/communication with experiences in using functional communication skills by making appropriate requests for music therapy materials, and acknowledging each peer in the group by giving appropriate greetings, trading instruments, and taking turns. Equipment needed: Guitar and/or keyboard, autoharp, music making instruments such as small hand-held rhythm instruments, resonator bells, and Orff instruments; recorded music prepared to meet the needs of the clients; tape/CD player; chairs arranged in a semi-circle with space to include those who use wheelchairs; and any session props that can be used to enhance the music and movement session. Criteria: The Group will be facilitated by a contracted Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). Participants will include 3-10 children in each group assembled. Each group assembled will be broken up into age and/or developmental need, including, but not limited to preschool, elementary, middle school and high school level.