From the recording Songs for Kids on the Autism Spectrum
12. Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands American Folk song, Old Joe Clark, adapted by Emily Ross
Performed by Angie Kopshy and Catherine Harris with vocal support by Shirley Johnson
This tactile song encourages listening, vocalization and practicing the art of self-soothing. We encourage group members to sit or stand in a circle and do each of the movements as they sing them. During the ‘la, la’ section, we brush one arm with our opposite hand, switch and then brush our legs.