I am in the middle of Week 3 of my internship and I feel like I have already learned so much! These past few weeks have been very enlightening for me. I have really enjoyed getting to meet the clients and families here, along with the entire team at In Harmony Pediatrics. Everyone is so welcoming and it is evident that there is a spirit of joy and determination in this facility.
As I look back on my first few weeks as an intern, I feel so blessed and thankful to have been chosen to be a small part of what is happening here at Therabeat, Inc. Each therapist inspires me with their creativity and resourcefulness. It is such a positive and fun environment that I don’t ever feel like I am actually working when I am planning, creating visuals, and doing interventions.
This week, I began implementing interventions with each client that I see during the week. One of the clients that I see has difficulty creating a complete sentence. When she wants something, she typically just points to an object and vocalizes using a non-specific word approximation. I decided to make it an objective for her to say in a full sentence what she wants in each session. I created a song called, “What do you want?” where she has to put images of the things that she wants on a poster and then sing it in a complete sentence. During the session, whenever she wanted something, I would have her sing it to me like we did in the song. I am hoping that she will be able to demonstrate generalization of this goal by saying what she wants in a complete sentence each time. I
love these kids already and cannot wait to watch them grow and develop for the next six months. I am so happy to be on this journey to becoming a board certified music therapist and can’t wait to see what the rest of my internship holds!