recruiting participants come August 2013
Do You Know a Child with Autism? The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College is recruiting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to participate in a research study investigating developmental trajectories and effectiveness of interventions.
The main purpose of the study is to discover whether music therapy is an effective early intervention for children with ASD.
This study is the first well-controlled effectiveness study and largest randomized controlled trial on clinical interventions for autism to date.
It is funded by the Research Council of Norway and builds upon a collaboration of seven countries worldwide. The Rebecca Center is the USA site for this study.
This study will include no-cost sessions and comprehensive diagnostic and cognitive assessments.
In May, Dr. John Carpente will be publishing, The Individualized Music-Centered Assessment Profile for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (IMCAP-ND®).
For those of you who are interested, but are not familiar with the IMCAP-ND, it is a method for observing, listening, and rating musical emotional responses, cognition, perception, preferences, perceptual efficiency, and self-regulation in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. The IMCAP-ND is a developmental and relationship-based framework, that focuses on how clients perceive, interpret, and create music with the therapist as the first step in formulating clinical goals and strategies for working with clients.
The IMCAP-ND clinical manual includes music-based protocols, supportive
intervention procedures, rating scales, intake forms, and an assessment/evaluation report template. The IMCAP-ND may be used:
1. to develop clinical goals and treatment plan
2. to musically guide the therapist in working with the client
3. to communicate information to parents and healthcare professionals
4. as pre- and post-test measures to evaluate client progress
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for IMCAP-ND publication and training date!
Our Director of Education and Training, Dr. Suzanne Sorel has published the chapter, Musicing as Therapy in Nordoff-Robbins Training in the latest e-publication: Self-Experiences in Music Therapy Education, Training, and Supervision.
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