THEATER, MUSIC AND SELF-REGULATION: HOW THE ARTS CAN HELP KIDS AND TEENS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS!

THEATER, MUSIC AND SELF-REGULATION: HOW THE ARTS CAN HELP KIDS AND TEENS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS!

THEATER, MUSIC AND SELF-REGULATION: HOW THE ARTS CAN HELP KIDS AND TEENS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS!

 

Tonight I will be giving a professional development lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library at 7:00 P.M. The lecture will focus on Autism Intervention, Self-Regulation and how the Arts can help all children, including children and teens with special needs, reach key developmental milestones. The lecture will focus on Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder’s DIR/Floortime Model, Daniel N. Stern’s article on Affect Attunement, and Stuart Shanker’s book¬†Calm, Alert and Learning. I will speak about the amazing work that I am doing with Turtle Dance Music, Making Books Sing and the Emerge and See Education Center. I will also be showing teachers, parents and librarians techniques for writing original songs with their kids! Go to this link for more info!

http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?jx=nj

One more fun note: I was in the grocery store this morning and I had my guitar. The manager asked if I could play them all a song so I led all the cashiers in a round of “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley. It was so awesome and so much fun. I love sharing music with people. And I love meeting new people. I am the exact opposite of a misanthrope. I love love love meeting new people.