Category: Music Therapy, Bottom up Approach

Following the Client’s Lead, Day 4

Back Mountain Music Therapy main purpose in following the client’s lead with comunication is to support the client”s ability to assert their own agency. We feel that, rather than being told what to focus on following the clients lead adjusts the therapy to client’s level, for the purpose of social interaction and communication. Instead of… Read more »

Following the Client’s Lead, Day 3

Super tips to help you in “Following the Client’s Lead” As mentioned in some of the videos, following the client’s lead does involve following their interests, but it also involves a lot more. Here is a bullet list of things to look for in following the client’s lead:       2. Following their need for volume… Read more »

Following the Client’s Lead, Day 2

Following the Client’s lead is listening to their interests. These are the conditions that make them feel safe and secure. It means listening to where they are in their development and then supporting where they are at while also responding to them in order to give the client opportunities for growth. This happens best through… Read more »

Following the Client’s Lead, Day 1

Following the Client’s Lead is NOT just letting the client do what-ever they want, when-ever they want. It means listening to where the client is and what their interests are. It means looking beyond the surface of “behaviors” looking into the “why.” It means setting up circumstances so that the individual feels safe and is… Read more »

Issues with Constipation, Withholding and Reading Internal Bathroom Cues in Children

I had decided to write about this following a conversation with another health professional that specializes in this area contacted us for a referal. Recognizing individual differences through Back Mountain Music Therapy’s developmental approach, one thing we have seen often in our sessions is the start of self regulation with these issues. No guardian has… Read more »