This week, we’re shaking things up with a song that can be used with individuals who are working on identifying and communicating helpful information about themselves.
Using the tune from Bruno Mars’ popular song “Count on Me”, the adapted lyrics teach situational problem solving, as well as utilizes the natural pause in the song to prompt the client to communicate his or her address in a fun way!
Possible Goals Addressed:
- Address identification
- Augmentative/adaptive communication device navigation
Mars, B., Lawrence, P., & Levine, A. (2011). You can count on me [recorded by Bruno Mars]. On Doo-Wops & Hooligans [CD]. Los Angeles, California: Larrabee Recording Studios.
Print out of adapted lyrics (with client’s address)
Accompaniment instrument of choice
The music therapist will sing the adapted version of the song “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars. When mentioned in the song lyrics, the therapist will prompt the client to state his or her address.
Additional considerations can include:
- The use of a traditional pick or oversized pick
- Utilizing hand over hand prompting, partial physical prompting or limited prompting
- The client’s appropriate range of motion
- Utilizing certain fingers, certain hands, or both hands
If you ever find yourself lost and you don’t know where to be
If you ever forget just how to find your street
[Client] get ready,
Tell me, where do you live?
[Centre W Dr,]
[Springfield, IL 62704]
Ooohh, oooh, yea, yeah yea