Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA

The Maryland Association for Music Therapy Presents:

Fulfilling the promise of IDEA: Making Music Therapy Happen in Public Education

Howard Community College

October 15th, 2017, 11:00am-4:00pm

(MAMT Meeting 10-11am)

This 5 hour CMTE is $25 students, $35 members, $45 for non-members

*There are no prerequisites to attend this course*

Every music therapist working in special education needs to know and understand the specific laws and regulations that support and fund their practice. Every family with a child that will benefit from music therapy needs accurate, up-to-date information in order to assure access to services. This session will share the latest changes in IDEA regulations and clarifications pertaining to music therapy in special education and provide resources for advocacy at the state and local levels.

This 5 hour CMTE will allow participants to:

  • Utilize or develop appropriate referral protocol for population. (I. A. 1.)
  •         Draw conclusions and make recommendations based on analysis and synthesis of assessment findings. (I. C. 3.)
  • Adhere to internal and external legal, regulatory, and reimbursement requirements. (III. A. 6)
  • Work within a facility’s organizational structure, policies, standards, and procedures. (IV. B. 9)

Schedule for the Day:

11:00- 11:10am           Introductions and Course Overview

11:10 – 11:30am          Brief Overview of IDEA (individuals with Disabilities Education Act)                 Lecture

11:30- 12:10pm           Music Therapy services under IDEA- Overview of current practice                          Discussion

12:30- 1:10pm             Documents supporting Music Therapy provision under IDEA part B                 Lecture

1:10- 1:30pm               Documents supporting Music Therapy provision under IDEA Part C                 Lecture

1:30- 2:00pm               Advocacy – Small group networking and brainstorming                                           Discussion

2:15- 2:30pm               Assessment, Eligibility, Referrals and Documentation                                          Lecture

2:30- 2:50pm               Funding and Reimbursement                                                                                   Lecture

3:00- 3:30pm               Creating and sustaining school based Music Therapy programs                              Discussion

3:30- 3:40pm               Future Directions for school based Music Therapy                                                     Discussion

3:40- 3:50pm               Comments, Questions and Sharing

3:50- 4:00pm               Wrap Up and Course Evaluation

About the Presenter:

Elizabeth K. Schwartz MA LCAT MT-BC, practices in early intervention, preschool and school aged treatment and is also an adjunct instructor at Molloy College. Beth is the author of Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood: A Developmental Approach and You and Me Makes…We: A Growing Together Songbook. She is co-founder of Raising Harmony: Music Therapy for Young Children, home of Sprouting Melodies®.

     Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA: Making Music Therapy Happen in Public Education is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits.  The MAR-AMTA P#065 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. MAR-AMTA, #CAT-0021, is approved by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an acceptable provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for licensed creative arts therapists. “Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA: Making Music Therapy Happen in Public Education” provides 0 contact hours for LCATs.

*****Cancellation/Refund Policy: You may cancel your advanced registration for a full refund if you contact our Treasurer (Ashley Carlisle: mamttreasurer@gmail.com) by 12:00am October 8th, 2017. Otherwise, you will not receive a refund. In the event the course is cancelled by the presenter or the Maryland Association for Music Therapy, prepaid registrants will be issued a full refund.

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