Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Front Cover
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011 - Medical - 171 pages

Musical games and activities can significantly improve the social, emotional, cognitive and motor skills of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. However, many music therapy resources are written with children in mind, and it can be difficult to find suitable age-appropriate activity ideas for adults.

This versatile collection of 100 group music activities is the perfect sourcebook to provide insight to music therapists who are new to working with this client group, and inspiration to those familiar with working with adults but in need of fresh ideas. Each activity is developed in depth, with clear goals and instructions, and includes easy adaptations to suit a wide range of ability levels. With accompanying CD and sheet music, this book contains a ready supply of lively and original songs that can be used by practitioners of all musical abilities.

With this practical and inspiring resource, music therapists, caregivers and other professionals working with adults with developmental and cognitive disorders will never be short of age-appropriate ideas again.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Preface
10
How to Use This Book
17
Activities
21
1 Play the Tambourine
23
2 Smile and Wave
24
3 I Like to Sing
25
4 Lets All Play Together
26
53 Shake a Question
75
54 Guess That Sound
76
55 Clap Your Hands to the Music
77
56 Move to the Music
78
57 Dance Conducting
79
58 Marching In
80
59 Song Bingo
81
60 Musical Ball
82

5 Scarf Dance
27
6 Im in the Mood
28
7 The Weekend Song
29
8 You Are My Sunshine
30
9 Triangle Teams
31
10 Shaking to the Music Beat
32
11 Live Music Relaxation
33
12 Shake up High
34
13 Visual Lyric Analysis
35
14 Cluster Drumming
36
Instruments
37
16 Frame Drum Imagination
38
17 Heartbeat
39
18 Over the Rainbow
40
19 I Love
41
20 Old MacDonald Had a Band
42
21 Clap Your Hands One Two Three
43
22 I Feel Good
44
23 Matching Loud and Soft
45
24 Just for Fun
46
25 Paint the Air
47
26 Howl at the Moon
48
27 Twelve Days
49
28 Random Duet
50
29 Emotion Connection
51
30 Stretchy Band Hokey Pokey
52
31 Concerto Soloist
53
32 Conducting
54
33 Guess the Hidden Instrument
55
34 How Many Beats?
56
35 Walkin Down the Street
57
36 Walk Like the Music
58
37 Visual CDs
59
Feelings
60
39 Jump and Jive
61
40 Mirroring
62
41 Twist
63
42 Follow My Beat
64
43 My Favorite Things
65
44 Cha Cha Cha
66
45 Signs of the Seasons
67
46 Manic Monday
68
47 News from Home
69
48 Traveling Places
70
49 Colors Everywhere
71
50 Nature Box
72
51 This Is Me
73
52 Wave the Scarves
74
61 Musical Feelings
83
62 Party Animal
84
63 Celebration Song
85
64 Drum QA
86
65 Rhythm Sticks Alphabet
87
66 Your Story Through a Song
88
67 Five Letter Favorites
89
68 Boom Boom
90
69 I Wont Back Down
91
African Drumming
92
71 Marching Band
93
72 Eye Choose You
94
73 What I Like About You
95
74 I Can See Clearly Now
96
75 Xylophone Conversation
97
76 Boomwhacker Beat
98
77 The Music Comes Over
99
78 You Are
100
79 Collective Mandala
101
80 Turn Turn Turn
102
81 Simple Songwriting
104
82 Musical Shapes
105
83 Animal Adventure
106
84 DoReMi Chimes
108
85 Roll Your Fists Around
109
86 Rhythm Shakers
110
87 Rhythmic Hot Potato
111
88 Shake Rattle and Roll
112
89 Film Scoring
113
90 Musical Charades
114
91 Collaborative Drawing
115
92 Color to the Instruments
117
93 Musical Board Game
119
94 Guitar Strum
121
95 Rhythm Pies
122
96 Music Listening Game
123
97 Index Card Songwriting
124
98 Chordal Songwriting
125
99 Xylophone Ensemble
126
100 Creative Singalongs
127
Sheet Music for Original Songs
129
List of Books Illustrating WellKnown Songs
145
List of Songs Referred to in Activities
147
Supply Resources
149
Contributors
151
Activities Listed by Goal Area
153
References
169
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Maria Ramey is a music therapist in private practice in central Massachusetts. She previously provided services at a fine arts school for adults with developmental disabilities and created the music therapy program for an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Maria is also a professional flutist and enjoys spending time with her musician husband and their four children.

Bibliographic information