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In this episode, I'll sing the songs I've been posting about on my website: HeartBeatMusicTherapy.net in the Parenting category. These include songs for diaper changes, brushing teeth, eating, and walking. I'll also sing the songs included in my ebook: 6 Songs to Connect with Your Child. You can get this ebook by signing up for my newsletter at HeartBeatMusicTherapy.net. It includes songs for developing motor skills, speech and language skills, and social skills.
Amy Zuniga will join me today for Mommy Support Group. Call in or contact me through www.heartbeatmusictherapy.net to ask questions. This group is for all parents of all children of all ages and abilities. We'll answer your questions first and then if there's time left, we'll cover picky eating and other eating challenges.
Amy Zuniga runs the Mommy Mixers at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas TX. She is joining me to discuss support for new moms--why it's important, how to connect with other moms, where to find support, and other topics. I'll discuss some ways that I use music as mommy support. We'll even take questions if you want to call in. This will become a monthly series, too, so that we can provide ongoing support for other moms.
Brittany Trinite from Austin TX sent this in: I have been a musician for most of my life and have always wanted to sing to give back in some way, but wasn’t sure how for many years. Last year, I discovered how to bring the idea of a concert to benefit a great cause to life. When I was in middle school, I discovered music is used to entertain and as a wonderful creative outlet, but can also act as medicine to heal and is being studied and researched to support these ideas, in music therapy. I reached out to the music community of Austin to help me in producing “Healing Sounds”, what would be the first concert benefiting the Research fund of the American Music Therapy Association.
The musicians all chose pieces that they found to be healing, either personally or to others in all kinds of ways from enjoying the sounds to the words and the feelings that surfaced. “Healing Sounds” brought together friends and musicians that knew each other as well as those who had not met yet! The music healed in the experience itself and raised awareness and $207 for AMTA’s research fund. This year’s concert, “Music Smiles” will feature pieces that, you guessed it, make people smile! The musicians are choosing their own individual or collaborative pieces to perform for the show on January 10, 2015 at 7pm at the chapel of First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca, Austin, TX. Tickets are $10 each with a military and student discount of $7, but more donations are welcome! All proceeds benefit the Research fund of the American Music Therapy Association.
Brittany will by my guest on this show to talk about the concert, how you can attend, and how you can donate to music therapy research!
This is the 200th Episode of The Music Therapy Show! To celebrate, I'm going to share my secrets for working smarter, not harder, as a music therapist in private practice for over 20 years. I've worked with all kinds of populations, from neurological impairments to developmental disabilities to psychiatric disorders. I've had contracts with home health agencies, hospitals, school districts, and hospice. Through the years, I've devoloped strategies that work for me, and I'll share them with you.
Dr. Meganne Masko and I are back for another edition of The Music Therapy Journal Club to discuss the latest Music Therapy Perspectives issue, published by Oxford University Press. Join us to discuss the latest music therapy research.
This episode will provide an update on the State Recognition Operational Plan being implemented jointly by CBMT and AMTA. This collaborative effort provides guidance and technical support to state task forces throughout the country as these groups of music therapists work to obtain state recognition of music therapy and the MT-BC credential. We'll discuss the basics of advocacy and how music therapists can use these skills to improve access to music therapy services in Texas. Participants will be encouraged to become involved in this professional initiative by communicating with state legislators and building support for potential music therapy legislation.
I'm broadcasting live from the American Music Therapy Association Conference in Louisville, KY on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 12:30 EST. I thought I'd try to broadcast on Saturday this year. I usually broadcast on Friday, but concurrent sessions don't really get going until Friday after lunch, so perhaps this Saturday broadcast will allow participants on the show to talk more about conference sessions they've attended. If you are going to conference, please find me and come talk about your conference experience! I'll ask you who you are and where you work/where you're from, so that you can promote yourself a little, and then I'll ask you to tell me about a session you attended and give a main point that you took from the session that you can use in your practice.
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Esther Thane, MTA, AVPT, is the Director of Special Education for Mundo Pato, Inc. and is my guest today to talk about Electronic Medical Records for Therapy Practices.
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