Wednesday, June 2, 2010
New article posts music ideas for children with Down's
I discovered an awesome article! The title says it all: Activities Using Music With Down's Syndrome Children.
It gives ideas that would be very useful in therapy. It includes:
Sing songs in front of a mirror so the child can see how he/she looks when the tongue or mouth is moved. You might also sing songs about the parts of the face, emotions, and facial affects.
Use a song to teach sequencing. Teach a child to count, learn their address name, learn their phone number, etc.
Dance activities are always awesome. Catch a ball in rhythm to music. To work on cognitive skills, ask the child a question every time they catch the ball (e.g. name a word that rhymes with "cat").