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E-Course: Music Therapy in Early Childhood: Meaningful Music from Infancy to Kindergarten
Member Price$100.00
Non-Member Price$150.00
Merchandise Description

Cost: $150 - includes 5 CMTE credits. Current members, $100 - includes 5 CMTE credits. Current Student and Grad Student members, $50. NOTE: To receive the Student/Grad member price, make sure to log in with your email address and password first, then select the appropriate item next to "Merchandise Rates" before adding to your shopping cart.

This e-course with features the work of three music therapy clinicians with many decades of experience working with young children. Marcia Humpal explores music therapy for infants and toddlers, exploring the manner in which very young children learn through play, and discussing considerations for planning effective music therapy for little ones. Ronna Kaplan talks about music therapy in preschool groups, using examples from her experiences at The Music Settlement and community outreach programs, and providing details about the Hierarchical Model of Music Therapy and the Art Integration Model. Amy Furman discusses the application of music in therapy for young children in the public schools, based on her extensive experience in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Amy provides numerous examples of programmatic and IEP-specific music therapy in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Ten Take-Away Points, numerous supplemental resources and other helpful links, references, and materials are a valuable bonus with a complimentary copy of the 62-page booklet from the well-received 2011 AMTA Institute, Developmental Approaches to Early Childhood Music Therapy.

Participants listen to the audio discussion at their leisure. If they choose to earn 5 CMTE credits from AMTA, a CBMT Approved Provider, participants simply need to submit a CMTE Evaluation after listening to the audio and completing the course. Includes 5 CMTE credits for music therapy professionals. AMTA is a pre-approved provider (#P-051) with CBMT and maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. E-course publish date: June 2013.

Learning Objectives:

1. E-course participant will learn to identify at least three attributes and levels of play in music therapy interventions for children in various stages from infancy through age 6. (2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains IV. A. 2.)  2. E-course participant will learn at least four ways parents, caregivers, or professionals can facilitate musical play with young children. (2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains II. A. 5. m, u, x, aa.)  3. E-course participant will learn at least four developmentally appropriate music experiences for young children in various stages. (2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains II. A. 1. a - f. II. A. 2. b, d, g, k, l, p, q, s, v, w, x, y, z, aa, ac, ad, ag, ao, aq, as, av, ax, ba.)  4. E-course participant will learn to cite and describe at least four models of hierarchical development both within and outside the music therapy profession. (2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains IV. A. 2.)  5. E-course participant will learn to define arts integration and state examples of at least two non-arts standards and related goals and two music standards and goals addressed in a music therapy arts integration program for children ages 3-6. (2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains I. D. 2, 3, 4.)  6. E-course participant will learn possible roles of music therapists in music therapy settings for young children, infancy through age 6. (2015 Board Certification Domains I. D. 2, 3, 4, and IV. A. 2, 4.)  7. E-course participant will learn to consider what is developmentally appropriate given client’s age, culture, music background, and preferences when designing music therapy experiences. (2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains 1.D.9.)

Once you have purchased this item after logging into your AMTA online account, you will need to download the e-course workbook. Go My Account>My Transactions>My Downloadable Products and click on the item to open it. Then save the workbook (a .pdf file) to your local computer. (Note: If you have trouble with the download in your particular browser, please try a different browser if you are able.  Or, you may email the AMTA office and we will be happy to email the workbook to you.) The workbook will provide all instructions for taking the course and listening to the audio files. You will be able to re-download the workbook in your online account for a period of 12 months after the purchase date. To obtain CMTE credits after taking the course, follow instructions given in the downloadable workbook.

Note: The cost of each e-course purchase entitles one individual to participate in and complete the e-course for CMTE credit. If a course is being purchased for multiple individuals, it must be purchased separately for each participant. Please email the national office if you are purchasing a course for someone other than yourself so credit can be applied to that person's record.


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