Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A short list of questions for a music therapist to ask his/herself before planning a session

1. Can my client read/write? If they can't, how will I adapt this activity? What if part of a group can and part can't?

2. Does my client speak or comprehend English? If they don't, how will I communicate and make the session meaningful?

3. Can my client follow two step directions or more? How will I shape an activity if they don't?

4. Does my client have the ability to think abstractly?

I've had a lot of face palm moments with the groups at a group home that I see. These questions are so simple and when I overlook them I feel so silly!

So that's the short list. Ask these first.

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