Week #3 talks about using the practice of word replacement to expand your child’s vocabulary, communication, and self expression. There are times to leave specific words out of songs in order to elicit a response. The structure and predictability of the song plays a huge role in prepping your child to contribute a response.
Music Therapy Services of Portland is directed by board-certified music therapist, Angie Kopshy. Upon completion of her Master’s in Music from Boise State University, Angie returned to Portland to study music therapy at Marylhurst University. Music Therapy Services of Portland specializes on working with children on the autism spectrum. Angie is also a singer/songwriter with the band, Stoneface Honey.
Angie Kopshy received a Master’s in Piano from Boise State University before returning to Portland, Oregon, to study and pursue music therapy. Upon completion of her internship, Angie founded a music therapy clinic that specialized in helping children with autism transform their lives with music, paying particular attention to the enhancement of communication, anxiety reduction, motor planning, and social engagement.
Angie recently left her clinic, teaching position at Pacific University and her band, Stoneface Honey, to write in the mountains of Montana. When she isn't helping run Herbaceous Inc., a medical marijuana dispensary in Butte, or facilitating music therapy sessions at Big Sky Music Therapy, Angie is working on her first novel and writing short essays for Behind Every Feminist. Angie is still writing music for Stoneface Honey who released their latest album, Resolved to the Mutual Satisfaction of Both Parties in August of 2018.
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