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Technology and Interactive Media

In the 2017 imagine.magazine, over 60 authors explore the “what, when, with whom, where, why, how, and how much” questions regarding technology and interactive media use in music therapy practice with young children of all abilities. Find out through text, images, drawings, audio/video recordings, and hyperlinks to additional resources how technology and interactive media can offer new opportunities for learning, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Featured Article

In a world filled with devices and apps, recognizing their meaningful use for young children’s learning and development can be challenging. How can music therapists inform themselves to become effective media mentors for young children and their families? An interview conducted by Nicole Rivera, Ed.D., MT-BC with Chip Donohue, Ph.D., Director of the Technology in Early Childhood Center at the Erikson Institute and a senior fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media provides insights.

In Their Words...

Digital devices and apps are now commonplace household tools, accessible anywhere at any time. However, how are these digital tools being used intentionally and in an engaging way, encouraging learning and development in young children of all abilities? Seven imagine podcasts presented by technology-savvy music therapists address this question. Hear from Beth McLaughlin, Katie Myers, Rachel Rambach, Dr. Carol Ann Blank, Hannah Watson, Dawn Sandel, and Ralf Niedenthal.

Favorites

The “Favorites” section represents a selection of videos, music, books, movies, apps, instruments, and props, which imagine authors and dedicated music therapists use with their clients. Browse through the favorite apps section and find an engaging and interactive app. Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the app before using it with a child. Active, hands-on engagement and empowerment of the child as well as adjusting the level of difficulty to the child’s ability are vital to successful goal achievement.

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Imagine 2017

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Imagine 2017

In the 2017 imagine.magazine, over 60 authors explore the “what, when, with whom, where, why, how, and how much” questions regarding technology and interactive media use in music therapy practice with young children of all abilities. Find out through text, images, drawings, audio/video recordings, and hyperlinks to additional resources how technology and interactive media can offer new opportunities for learning, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
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Imagine 2016

In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers. Each article speaks to “What should a […] know about early childhood music therapy and […]. Illustrated by text, images, drawings, audio/video recordings, and hyperlinks to additional resources, this evidence-based resource is accessible to everyone.
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Imagine 2015

This issue describe music therapy inclusion practices that support children with disabilities and their families to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts, helping them to grow to full members of their communities and society at large.

Editorial Team

Four generations of knowledge, experience, and passion for early childhood music therapy.
Petra Kern, Ph.D., MT-BC, MTA, DMtG
Petra Kern, Ph.D., MT-BC, MTA, DMtG
Editor-in-Chief
Marcia Humpal, M.Ed., MT-BC
Marcia Humpal, M.Ed., MT-BC
Contributing Editor
Ashley Miller, MT-BC
Ashley Miller, MT-BC
Editorial Assistant
Dana Bolton, MME, MT-BC
Dana Bolton, MME, MT-BC
Editorial Assistant
Gretchen Chardos Benner, LMSW, MT-BC
Gretchen Chardos Benner, LMSW, MT-BC
Social Media Assistant
Ellary Draper, Ph.D., MT-BC
Ellary Draper, Ph.D., MT-BC
Editorial Assistant
Laura Brown, Ph.D., MT-BC
Laura Brown, Ph.D., MT-BC
Editorial Assistant

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Music Therapists, Early Childhood Educators, Service Providers, Early Childhood Music Educators, Daycare Professionals, Administrators, University Educators, and Parents

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