DIRFloortime and Music Therapy

Hi all, Recently I was invited to be interviewed by Daria Brown, Founder of Affect Autism on Floortime and Music Therapy. This came on the heels of a research article that I had recently published, Investigating the Effectiveness of a DIRFloortime-based Improvisational Music Therapy Program on Communication for Children with ASD. Daria he offered me a wonderful opportunity […] …

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Parents: A Developmental Perspective

Hi all, This new blog post is written by Melanie Feller, M.A., CCC-SLP. Melanie is a Speech and Language Pathologist and DIRFloortime practitioner. Her post discusses some differences between ABA and DIR via a the parent perspective. If you have have questions or would like to express suggestion or thoughts, please do so here and/or […] …

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Teaching Behaviors in Music Making? Learning and Developing in Relational Musicing

Hi all, This blog post includes some immediate and brief thoughts regarding the clinical rationale of back-and-forth relational music making between client and therapist. In addition, it touches on the importance of  contextualizing music therapy experineces within a relationship-based framework, as well as emphasizing  the significance of affective-based interactions. To read this post please visit […] …

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35 CMTE Credits: Expand your Assessment Skills within a Developmental Relationship-based Music Therapy Model

Hi all, Expand your Assessment Skills within a Developmental Relationship-based Music Therapy Model. The last IMCAP-ND course of 2014 is being held at Radford University on October 24th & 25th. EARLY BIRD Registration ends on SEPTEMBER 15TH! Are you interested in learning more about assessment & treatment while working within a Developmental Relationship-based Music Therapy […] …

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