Welcome to the Rubato Music Therapy Blog!
A resource for music therapists, music educators, and other professionals who work with individuals with intellectual disabilities, as well as their families and care providers.
Part 3 of this series explores pre-recorded, real-time, and other types of virtual services. There are many options out there besides the ones featured here; these are just the ones that I have experience using.
Part 2 of this series presents core values when planning for virtual services. These values may shift in priority over time.
For those of us music educators and music therapists who work at day programs, after-school programs, other nonprofits, private studios, or private practices, the process of rolling out virtual services isn't necessarily clear or defined. Even in many K-12 schools and colleges, teachers and administrators are struggling to determine policies for online learning. What do we do, in these unprecedented times?
Part 1 of this series discusses considerations when planning for virtual services.
In alphabetical order, these are the top 100 most-requested songs in my music therapy groups for adults with intellectual disabilities (ranging in age from 22-60). This list is a good place to start for interns and music therapists who are building up their repertoire for this population. Many of these songs will be familiar to clients who have grown up in the United States.
Remember that each group consists of unique individuals with their own preferences! Ask your clients about their favorite songs. It's likely that multiple members of the group will enjoy some of the same artists.
*The lyrics to some of these songs may be inappropriate for your setting - you can modify accordingly or use a different song!
To Hug or Not to Hug
As music teachers, music therapists, or both: should we hug our student-clients?
Kirstie Gallacher-Ang, MT-BC