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Shenandoah University Music Therapy Department Welcomes

Dr. Petra Kern


and her presentation on

Early Childhood Music Therapy


September 17th-18th 2013
Tuesday Sept. 17th
9:00 9:30 AM Introduction About the Presenter/Students Learning Objectives 9:30 10:30 AM Infants and Toddlers Infants Brain Development and Music Musical Development in Young Children Strategies that Work: Demonstration 10:30 12:30 PM Preschool Children Benets of Music Therapy Interventions for Young Children with Disabilities: What Does the Research Say? Referral, Assessment, Functional Goals, Measurement, and Evaluation Interdisciplinary Approach and Service Delivery Models Typical Session Outline and Music Therapy Techniques Strategies that Work: Demonstration 12:30 14:00 PM LUNCH BREAK 14:00 15:30 PM How to Implement Effective Practice Five Core Principles Spotlighting Natural Environments and Inclusion Examples: Music Interventions within Daily Activities and Routines 15:30 16:00 PM COFFEE BREAK 16: 00 17:00 PM Musical Transitions Transition Songs Instruments to Cue a Response Create your own Transition Song

Wednesday Sept. 18th


9:00 12:00 Music Therapy Around the Globe Cultural Awareness and Competences About the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) Music Therapy Education, Clinical Practice, and Research in WFMTs Eight Regions WFMT Student Projects and how to get involved 2014 World Congress of Music Therapy in Vienna/ Krems, Austria

Petra Kern, Ph.D., MT-DMtG, MT-BC, MTA, owner of Music Therapy Consulting is online professor at Marylhurst University and the University of Louisville, serves as editor-in-chief of imagine and immediate Past President of WFMT. Her research and clinical focus is on young children with autism spectrum disorder, inclusion, and teacher training. Email: petrakern@musictherapy.biz