Friday 5! The benefits of failure, session ideas, and St. Patrick’s Day

By March 10, 2017Friday Five
Hi there! Happy Friday!
Here are some things we’ve been digging this week and wanted to share with you. Feel free to pass it on if you know someone who would be interested in any of the things listed below.
Molly Malone
A classic song that was the inspiration for a statue in Dublin.

Intervention Idea (Seniors/Older Adults)
Possible Goals: Improve/maintain respiratory functioning (projection, endurance, enunciation), reality orientation (to time of year), reminiscence for increase quality of life
The chorus of “Molly Malone” is repetitive and ideal for engaging clients in singing. Start by teaching the chorus. During the song, remember to cue breathing and exaggerate your modeling. Depending on your clients’ memory and emotional needs, you may want to simply repeat the first verse of the song. Modifications: Add a discussion afterwards about travel, starting with if anyone has been to Ireland; add instruments on 1 and 3 for nonverbal clients or on the verses to maintain engagement.

Ukulele Tuner app
Just downloaded this app this week – free and very similar to GuitarTuna.

The Benefits of Failure
A clever and inspirational speech by J.K. Rowling.

A (Bad) Holiday Joke
Q: Why people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day?
A: Because regular rocks are too heavy.

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Have a great weekend!
Hannah and Matt

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