adaptive music lessons, autism, music therapy, music therapy for autism, special needs

My Favorite Apps #1

Many of the children with whom I work are drawn to technology. I’ve started incorporating videos into some of my adaptive piano lessons and we use apps within our sessions. I’ve heard some really great conversations about children and ‘screen time’ that discuss the benefits from using technology with moderation. That is the school of thought in which I’m nestled. So here is the first of a series of six apps that incorporate music and embrace creativity.

I actually got this list while attending a concurrent session at our recent regional music therapy conference. The session was presented by Dr. Petra Kern, the owner of Music Therapy Consulting,  the editor of an awesome online magazine, Imagine, and one of the editors of Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families. Dr. Kern went through over 100 apps and came up with her top six choices.

Today’s video walks you through Monkey Drum.  Check it out!