209: Benefits of Using Music In Speech Therapy with Kevin Simmons

Benefits of Using Music In Speech Therapy with Kevin Simmons

 

Have you ever thought about using music in speech therapy?

You are going to love this episode! I sat down with Kevin Simmons, AKA The Singing SLP to talk all about how we can incorporate music and singing into our speech therapy sessions to help our students reach their goals in a fun and interactive way. 

Kevin was one of my speakers at the Speech Retreat in November and if you’re not following him on Instagram, you’re missing out! He has tons of tips and activities that we can do using music with our students and he’s sharing them with us today. 

Kevin is a pediatric speech therapist located in Atlanta, GA. He is experienced with diagnosing/treating articulation/phonological disorders, language disorders, and providing implementation for speech-generating devices. 

He enjoys creating music to integrate into speech sessions and provides sensory haircuts as well. 

 

In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • How Kevin discovered the power of music in speech therapy
  • Some of the songs Kevin has created for his students and how they help students with their goals
  • Real-life success stories of using music in therapy
  • The connection you can build with your students through music 
  • Examples of songs you can sing with your students
  • Tricks for using music with older speech students
  • Ways to use music without singing

 

If you loved learning how to use music in speech therapy from Kevin! If you want to learn more about him you can follow him on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. You can also check out his website! 

Sad you missed Kevin at the November Speech Retreat? Come see speakers like him in March!  Sign up today at speechretreat.com

Benefits of Using Music In Speech Therapy with Kevin Simmons

 

Joke of the Week:

Q: Why couldn’t the pony sing a lullaby? 

A: She was a little hoarse. 

 

Resources Mentioned: 

Sign up for the Speech Retreat in March

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Follow Kevin on YouTube

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