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V. Music Therapy and Developmental Care in the NICU: From Birth to Post-Discharge
(Event: 2021 AMTA Conference)

Oct 17, 2021 1:00 pm - Oct 17, 2021 4:00 pm
Session Type: Additional Course
Track: .


Developmental care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) helps promote positive developmental outcomes post-discharge. Presenters will discuss their experience providing evidence-based music therapy services within a developmental care model in a Level II and Level III NICU. Learn the components of developmental care and how NICU-MT interventions align with a developmental care model. Discuss how to promote acquisition of developmental milestones post-discharge through an in-home NICU-MT follow-up program. Learn more about research implications, the developmental care model, and intervention ideas to support developmental goals of infants in the NICU and post-discharge.

Presenter(s): Valerie Williams, MM, MT-BC; Emily Pivovarnik, MM, MT-BC; Abby Vinquist, MT-BC 

3 CMTE-credit course

This course is eligible for LCAT CE Contact Hours (the same number of CMTE credit hours specified above) for continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs) in New York State. AMTA is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0055

Learning Objectives

Objective #1: Participants will learn at least 2 ways NICU-MT interventions align within a developmental care model. (III. A. 2., 4.)

Objective #2: Participants will identify at least 2 appropriate suggestions to give parents/caregivers for incorporating music activities to address development during NICU stay and in their daily routine post-discharge. (CBMT Domain II. D. 3.)

Objective #3: Participants will learn at least 2 ways to use music therapy to address developmental milestones with NICU graduates through telehealth and in-person sessions. (CBMT Domain III. A. 2.)

Schedule TBA



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