DIR 433: Using music in floortime

promoting development through music

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Course Description

Musical interaction IS interaction, musical relatedness IS relatedness and musical communication IS communication. This course will provide participants with learning opportunities focused on facilitating musical-play interactions through the use of percussion and singing. The course is designed for Floortime practitioners who would like to use music to foster self-regulation, 2-way purposeful communication and engagement.

Instructional method: Live Online lecture with video examples and live musical demonstrations.

Prerequisite: DIR 101

Instructor

John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, is a Professor of music therapy at Molloy College, founder & director of the Rebecca Center for Music Therapy and founder of the Center for Autism and Child Development at Molloy College. Dr. Carpente is a pioneer of DIRFloortime-based music therapy and has over 20 years of clinical and supervisory experience working in a variety of clinical settings serving children, adolescents, and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. He received his Master of Arts degree at the Steinhart School of Education at New York University where he also completed post-graduated advanced certification training, levels 1 & 2, in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. He completed his Ph.D. from Temple University where he received several research and clinical practice awards for innovation and contributions to the field of music therapy. Dr. Carpente is credentialed as an Expert DIRFloortime Practitioner and trainer by the ICDL. His research interests include clinical assessment and improvisational music therapy with autistic people. He has written several peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and authored the Individual Music-Centered Assessment Profile for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (IMCAP-ND). He has lectured and conducted trainings worldwide has received numerous awards for his research and clinical contributions to the field.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to explain how musical interaction IS interaction, musical relatedness IS relatedness and musical communication IS communication.

2. Participants will be able to identify strategies for facilitating musical-play interactions through the use of percussion and singing.

3. Participants will be able to identify specific methods and ways to use music to foster functional emotional development, specifically focusing on self-regulation, two-way purposeful communication and engagement.

course outline


9:30-9:45 Welcome & Introductions; Overview and expectations of the course

9:45-10:05 Review of functional emotional developmental levels 1 through 3

10:05-10:30 Music interaction as developmental health

  • · Functional emotional developmental levels in musical-play

10:30-10:40 Overview of room set up and preferred instruments

10:40-11:00 Exploring the voice & role of melodic singing (integration of rhythm and percussion) to facilitate engagement

11:00-11:20 What may get in the way of the non-musician therapist?

11:20-12:20 Clinical-music techniques such as: imitating, reflecting, synchronizing, extending, incorporating, and rhythmic grounding.


12:20-12:30 Q & A


Professional Continuing Education

All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance documenting hours of participation in their course and available professional continuing education credits. Please note that continuing education credit is only provided for direct seat time. Course preparation including readings, lectures, and mentoring is not included in the CE hour or credit total. This course is a live online course and participants must log in individually to the online classroom, following the instructions provided by ICDL and with their camera on, so there is a record of each participant's attendance individually (if participants join in a room with a group, each participant must still log in on their own device so ICDL can see each participant and verify each individuals log in and log out of the online classroom). No partial credit available.

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The course content is focused on a specific product or service (DIRFloortime®) and there will be no mention of other products or services. ICDL does not receive any commercial support for the DIRFloortime certificate courses. If any commercial support is provided for a conference or event, it will be disclosed on the promotional material or webpage for that specific event.

Continuing Education Questions? E-mail ceu@icdl.com

Speech and Language Pathologists

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area).

Non-Credit Onsite Events: Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, dinner functions or breaks; board and committee meetings, networking events.

Skills Level: This Training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.

Important Information for Speech and Language Pathologists:

As part of your registration, you were asked to share your ASHA account number. This is required for ICDL to process your ASHA continuing education credits. Our Continuing Education Department will complete and submit an ASHA participant form on your behalf at the conclusion of your course.

We also request that all participants complete a course evaluation form that will be received via email. This course evaluation is for ICDL and is used to help improve all aspects of our training program. Your feedback is valuable and we thank you for your time!

If you have any questions about this process please email us at ceu@icdl.com.

Occupational Therapists

This course is offered for 0.3 AOTA CEUs.

(Introductory level, Professional area)

Non-Credit Onsite Events: Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, dinner functions or breaks; board and committee meetings, networking events.

Skills Level: This Training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators and mental health treating professionals holding at least DIRFRloortime Basic Certificate.

Please complete the course evaluation survey that will be posted on your class page. This course evaluation is for ICDL and is used to help us improve our course offerings. We thank you for your time.

Counselors

ICDL has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6733. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ICDL is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course is available for NBCC continuing education credits. The number of CEUs for NBCC are based on the number of "seat" hours for the course. This course has three (3) seat hours of instruction.

Social Workers

NEW YORK STATE SOCIAL WORKERS:

Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0371. This course is offered for 3 contact hours of credit.

MUSIC THERAPISTS

MT-BCs can claim credits for the course under the Other Continuing Education Opportunities category for recertification. Please refer to the Recertification Manual for additional details