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AA. The Definitive Guide to the SEMTAP: Special Education Music Therapy Assessment Process
(Event: 2018 AMTA Conference, "Music Therapy for a Growing World")

Nov 15, 2018 1:30 pm - Nov 15, 2018 6:30 pm
Session Type: Additional Course
Track: .


The SEMTAP is a criterion-referenced standardized process used by MT-BCs for over 15 years to determine eligibility for related service music therapy in the public schools. This workshop will focus on the most critical elements for conducting an effective SEMTAP, and address common misconceptions about it and its MT-SEAS supplement.


1: Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the narrow legal focus of the SEMTAP as well as the potential for the process' application in other settings. (CBMT Domain I.B.1-2, 7)

2: Participants will be able to identify the key data collection for the SEMTAP and how to use it in team meetings/advocacy. (CBMT Domain I.B.11-12., IV.B.5)

2: Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of a comprehensive, accurate data-driven report. (CBMT Domain I.C. 1,2,5)


(based on a 1pm – 6pm running time)
1:00pm – 2:20pm Overview of federal law and SEMTAP Process
2:20pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm -- 3:50pm Process details, misconceptions, quality assurance
3:50pm – 4:10pm Break
4:10pm – 5:30pm Data collection, report writing, oral presentation/advocacy (with role play)
5:30pm – 5:35pm Break
5:35pm – 6:00pm Q&A, Evaluations



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