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In the 2016 imagine.magazine, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with you. Each article speaks to “What should a [...] know about early childhood music therapy and [...]. Illustrated with text, images, drawings, audio/video recordings, and hyperlinks to additional resources, this evidence-based information is accessible to everyone.

Featured Article

What is music therapy? How are children referred to music therapy services? Do music therapists conduct assessments? These are just a few of the questions that parents, educators, and allied health professionals may have when first encountering music therapy in the early childhood setting. This article written by Dr. Lori Gooding provides a brief overview of music therapy and outlines the major aspects of the systematic treatment process.

In Their Words...

Staying informed about the latest policies, trends, and research in music therapy and related fields is essential for effective advocacy. Eight imagine podcasts presented by experienced music therapy educators and practitioners address advocacy specific topics. Hear from Dr. Dena Register, Amy Rodgers Smith, Dr. Kimberly Sena Moore, Adrienne Steiner, Patricia Altieri Ramírez, Rachel Rambach, Beth McLaughlin, and Dr. Hakeem Leonard.

Color of Us

The imagine Color of Us series features international voices of early childhood music therapists. This year, 12 authors have each been invited to write an essay about a topic that is highly relevant in their respective countries. While there are many similarities in how music therapists practice and provide services worldwide, each country has its own nuances based on federal policies, socio-economic status, and cultural norms.

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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.
imagine 5(1) 2014 Frontpage

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Imagine 2014

The focus of imagine 2014 is on family-centered practice – a trend taking hold in music therapy circles worldwide. While many practitioners in the USA already embrace and implement key elements of family-centered practice in their music therapy sessions, researchers are now looking into the measured benefits it offers.

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

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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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