Educational Activities, Inc. Music Contributes to Computer-Based Music Perception Assessment

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Educational Activities, Inc. (EAI) has provided the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) with music selections used in an assessment instrument to identify children who may best benefit from specific music therapy interventions.

Educational Activities, Inc. (EAI) has provided the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) with music selections used in an assessment instrument to identify children who may best benefit from specific music therapy interventions. EAI has been a leading publisher of high-quality early childhood educational resources for over 60 years. The computer-based assessment is included with the book, Music Therapy and Pediatric Medicine: A Guide to Skill Development and Clinical Intervention by David E. Wolfe and Eric G. Waldon, published by the AMTA.

The textbook evolved from a need to identify and define the clinical skills that are required of a music therapist or a student-in-training to practice within pediatrics. Unlike other texts that describe clinical practices, this text contains activities and materials that lead to the acquisition of clinical skills.

“We believe that music engages children and promotes their development including improvement of self-expression, building vocabulary, verbalization and other skills. Music can be integrated with curriculum to help children learn and understand many concepts. We were honored that the authors and AMTA requested music selections that we publish,” said Carol Stern, President, Educational Activities, Inc.

“The authors and association officials appreciate the generosity of the companies that gave permission to incorporate their music samples on the CD-ROM that is part of the book,” said Dianne Wawrzusin of the AMTA.

The textbook is available from the American Music Therapy Association http://www.musictherapy.org

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