"The Opposite Song," "Line-Up,"
"Days of The Week," "Colors
of The Rainbow," "Count by 2s,
5s, 10s," "When Your Manners
Basics in Education (Vol.1)
music? Have fun with your child as you
all sing, move, dance and learn!
David Putano, HPMT, MT-BC is a board certified
music therapist and has worked with autistic
children since 1992.
"A definition of music therapy that
I have always focused on is: Music Therapy
– using music for non-musical goals.
Very simply, when I for example am playing
guitar, supporting a child playing a keyboard,
the goal is not to make beautiful music.
The goal(s) might be to exercise fine
motor coordination, or to demonstrate
taking of turns, etc. If beautiful music
is made that is “icing on the cake.”
With this in mind I have written music
that I provide in the music therapy group
Original music is the vehicle for goal
areas that teach and support the development
of speech and language, socialization
skills, fine and gross motor movement
and focus on learning and skill areas
for progress through elementary school.
These areas include support and teaching
of counting skills, learning colors, taking
of turns, knowing seasons and days of
the week, identifying community helpers,