DIR 110: Using music in floortime For Parents
promoting development through music
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 with their children through the use of percussion and singing. The course is designed for parents who would like to use music to foster self-regulation, engagement, and purposeful two-way communication.
Instructional method: Live Online lecture with video examples and live musical demonstrations.
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 various 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-graduate 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.
Daria Brown has a Master's in Personality and Social Psychology, specializing in Individual Differences. She has worked in research, evaluation, and education for over 20 years at universities, not-for-profits, and the government. She created Affect Autism, a website, and podcast for parents and practitioners looking to implement DIR/Floortime. Daria also facilitates ICDL's weekly parent support drop-in as ICDL's Parent Advocate.
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 techniques 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, engagement, and purposeful two-way communication.
Since this course is for parents, there will be no continuing education credits offered.