Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011 - Autism and Communication

I am pleased to speak with Dr. Anita Gadberry this week about Autism and communication.

For over a decade, Dr. Anita Gadberry has specialized in music therapy with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Before moving to Lawrence, Kansas for doctoral studies, Anita owned a private practice in Plano, Texas, was Co-director of Therapies at a private school for children with autism, and contracted with public schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Anita has degrees in music therapy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Texas Woman’s University, and the University of Kansas. She frequently presents workshops and seminars for music therapists, music educators, and classroom teachers at the regional, national, and international levels.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 15, 2011 - Music Therapy Research

This week, I'm pleased to have Dr. Blythe LaGasse and Andrew Knight from the Music Therapy Research podcast and blog are my guests this week. They will tell us all about Evidenced Based Practice and how to find and use research in music therapy.

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Dr. LaGasse owns a private practice (Summit Music Therapy Services) and teaches at a university in Colorado. She holds a BM in music therapy from the University of Kansas, a Masters in Music (therapy) from Colorado State University, and a Doctorate in Music Education (with therapy emphasis and communication neuroscience minor) from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk). She believes strongly in looking at the data, questioning everything, and being true to yourself and others.
Andrew Knight, MA, MT-BC, NMT Fellow, is assistant professor of music therapy at the University of North Dakota. He teaches courses in music therapy while overseeing clinical placements of students in the Grand Forks community. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in percussion performance with a jazz emphasis, and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education, emphasis in music therapy from the University of Minnesota. Other training includes a Fellowship in the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy from Colorado State University and being a registered Music Together teacher.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 8, 2011 - Autism Month

April is Autism Month so this week we will discuss how music therapy works with people who have Autism. I'll share some tips and strategies for using music with people who have Autism and share some examples of sessions I've done.

I also saw Wretches and Jabberers last weekend, so I'll give a review of that documentary.

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