Early Childhood Sessions at AMTA 2012


The AMTA National Conference is a great place to learn and share. We have put together a list of Continuing Education Courses and Concurrent Sessions on early childhood topics that might be of interest to you. There are so many amazing presenters and such a variety of topics, that we thought this list might help you negotiate the program. I would be happy to share my picks with you….but certainly Marcia Humpal, Petra Kern and Helen Shoemark would be on the very top of my list of ‘not to miss presenters’. (Of course, I would love it if you would join me on Thursday morning for Tones, Tunes, and Timbres.)
For those of you who can’t make it to the conference this time around, please let us know which courses you would like to see sponsored on-line through Raising Harmony!

Thursday October 11, 2012
7:30 – 12:30
CMTE G. Developing Literacy Through Music Based Instruction
Presenter: Kathy Schumacher, WMTR, MT-BC

CMTE H. Tones, Tunes & Timbre: Creating a Music-Rich Therapeutic Environment in Early Childhood Music Therapy
Presenter: Elizabeth K. Schwartz, LCAT, MT-BC

CMTE M. Ensuring Children’s Right to Music: Music Therapists Can Make it Happen
Presenters: Marcia Humpal, MEd, MT-BC; Amber Weldon Stevens, EdS; MT-BC

1:30 – 6:30 pm
CMTE T. Songwriting Bootcamp
Presenter: Cathy Fink; Sponsored by West Music Company and Kala Brand Music.

CMTE Z. Autism & Music Therapy: Connecting with Toddlers, Teens, & Adults on the Spectrum
Presenter: Cathy Knoll, MA, MT-BC

Sunday, October 14, 2012
CMTE EE. Music, Art, Dance, Drama, Play! Grow Your Practice with Collaborative
Pediatric Programming
Presenters: Carolyn D. Dachinger, MM, MT-BC; Jillian Mehler, MT-BC

Please Note: Schedule subject to change

Friday October 12, 2012
7:30 am – 9:00 am
The Effect of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation on Gait in Young Children with Spastic Cerebral
Presenter: Anqi Jiang

iPads and Electronic Instruments for Children with Autism
Presenters: Dr. Liza Lee; Dr. Kimberly McCord

Nordoff-Robbins Group Music Therapy: Integrating Compositional & Improvisational
Presenters: Kenneth Aigen, DA, LCAT, MT-BC

Music Therapy in Pediatric Hospice: The Juxtaposition of Child Development and Palliative
Presenter: Beth Clark, MM, MTA, MT-BC

Friday October 12, 2012
9:15 am – 10:15 am
From Chaos to Community: Early Childhood Groups for Young Children with Autism
Presenter: Elizabeth K. Schwartz, LCAT, MT-BC

The Pediatric Music Therapist: Creative Clinicians within the Frameworks of EBP
Presenters: Maya Charlton, MA, MT-BC; David Knott, MT-BC; Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC

Music Therapy Stat! Applications in a Pediatric Emergency Room
Presenter: Deborah Benkovitz, LSW, MSW, MT-BC

Sounds of Emerging Literacy: Music Facilitates Pre-Reading & Writing Skills
Presenter: Dena Register, PhD, MT-BC

Special Target Populations Networking Session
Friday, October 12, Noon – 1:45 pm
• Early Childhood – Preservation Hall A

Friday October 12, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Music Therapy for Medically-Fragile Infants and Toddlers
Presenters: Amy Smith, MA, CCLS, MT-BC; Christine Neugebauer, MS, LPC, MT-BC;
Kimmie Bayliss, CCLS

Music Therapy Interventions and Observations of Babies Diagnosed with NAS
Presenters: Jan Schreibman, MM, MT-BC; Lauren Servos, MT-BC; Ann Hannan, MT-BC;Caitlin Krater

Friday October 12, 2012
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Winds of Change: Contemporary Aspects of Serving Young Children with ASD
Presenters: Petra Kern, PhD, MT-DMtG, MTA, MT-BC; Marcia Humpal, MEd, MT-BC;
Jennifer Whipple, PhD, MT-BC; Angela M Snell, MS, MT-BC; Darcy Walworth, PhD, MT-BC;Nina Guerrero, MA, LCAT, MT-BC; John Carpente, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC; Hayoung Lim, PhD,MT-BC

Friday October 12, 2012
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A Voice from the Cocoon: Music & Imagery Interventions in Childhood Trauma Work
Presenter: Susan B. Wesley, PhD, LCPC, MT-BC

Saturday October 13, 2012
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Using Musical Social Stories to Enhance Social Skills
Presenter: Edward T. Schwartzberg, MEd, MT-BC

Saturday October 13, 2012
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Music Therapy to Support Language Development in Children with Language Disorders
Presenters: Patricia Winter MMT, MT-BC; Eric Stachelski

Making Connections: Music Therapy Interventions for Children and Adolescents in Psychiatric
Presenter: Rachel Sammet Maurer, MA, MT-BC

Kids Rock Cancer – Studying the Music Compositions of Children Living with Cancer
Presenters: Tracie Sandheinrich, MT-BC; Cynthia Briggs, PsyD, MT-BC

Bright Start Curriculum: Adaptations for Multicultural Inclusion
Presenters: Darcy Walworth, PhD, MT-BC; Dena Register, PhD, MT-BC; Marta Nowak

Saturday October 13, 2012
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Short-Term Music Therapy with Children and Adolescents in a Mental Health Setting: Utilizing
Trauma-Informed Approaches
Presenters: Elizabeth Shain, MME, MT-BC; Elizabeth Burdette, MT-BC

Songwriting for Beginners: A Guide to Making Original Composition Fun and Accessible
Presenters: Lindsey A. Holmes, MT-BC; Katy Capestrani, MT-BC

Give Me Your Attention! Techniques for Promoting Attention in Children with Autism Spectrum
Presenters: Carolyn Dachinger, MM, MT-BC; Jillian Mehler, MT-BC

Using Music and Assistive Technology in Sensory Play for Children with Disabilities
Presenters: Liza Lee, EdD; Yen-Hsuan Yang, MM, MT-BC

Developmental Speech Language Training through Music
Presenter: Hayoung A. Lim, PhD, MT-BC

Saturday October 13, 2012
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Autism Speaks and Sings
Presenters: Marcia Humpal, MEd, MT-BC; Darcy Walworth, PhD, MT-BC; Suzanne Hanser,EdD, MT-BC

Sunday October 14, 2012
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Music, Emotions, and Children with Autism
Presenter: Laura S. Brown, MMT, MT-BC

“Calm From My Head to My Toes”: Music Therapy for Affect Modulation
Presenter: Kimberly Sena Moore, MM, MT-BC

Unlimited: Apps Starter Kit for Early Childhood Music Therapists
Presenter: Petra Kern, PhD, MT-DMtG, MTA, MT-BC

Returning Vocal Interplay to Mothers: Music Therapy in the NICU
Presenter: Helen Shoemark PhD, RMT

Sunday October 14, 2012
9:15 am – 11:15 am
Orff Schulwerk Techniques for the Music Therapist
Presenter: Kimberly VanWeelden, PhD

Sunday October 14, 2012
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Coloring in Song, Acting in Tune: Music, Art, and Drama Therapy Together.
Presenters: Jeffrey Wolfe, MT-BC; Rebecca West, MM, MT-BC; Leslee Goldman, MA, LPC

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