autism, music, music therapy, music therapy for autism, neurologic music therapy, singing, special needs

Music Therapy Outreach Week #3: Word Replacement

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.


Angie Kopshy, MM, MT-BC

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.

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