Events: Southern California Chapter

Using Evidence-Based Music Therapy to Assist Children with Relationships and Communication
in early childhood programs, clinics, and home settings

JOIN US "Sing, sing a song...speak out loud, speak out strong."
uesday, June 27, 2017

$30 for IDA Members and $50 for Non-IDA Members

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Music is a collaborative activity that both ignites social bonding and stimulates the whole brain. When a young child with special needs such as autism has difficulty learning to speak and socialize, song has successfully facilitated them to become kindergarten-ready. We'll explore the field of music therapy and the underlying neurological mechanisms of music and speech perception/production responsible for these functional gains. Through video and collaborative activities including hands-on training with the Sing and Speak 4 Kids interactive computer program, participants will experience how music and sound can affect the brain and speech.  It is going to be interactive so bring your phone, laptop or tablet!

David Sonnenschein – CEO, iQsonics
Author of Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema and consultant for Electronic Arts, Nickelodeon TV, Walt Disney Family Museum, Sonnenschein has taught audio for film and games throughout the world. David has a BA in Neuroscience/Music from U.C.S.D and a MFA in Cinema/TV from USC. Along with being a sleep lab researcher, symphony clarinetist and feature film director, he is now putting together these experiences to produce audio/music games for children that enhance their cognitive, social and expressive skills.

Learning Objectives:
Provide music therapy experiences to address children's development of speech and vocal production.
Explain the neuropsychological mechanisms and effect of Developmental Speech and Language Training through Music (DSLM) protocol ofspeech and language patterning embedded in songs.
Discuss the use and results of DSLM protocols in therapeutic and educational applications.
Provide basic training on the speech-language development program Sing and Speak 4 Kids and its assessment tools

Who Should Attend?
Early Interventionists, Early Head Start providers, Early Start Service Coordinators, Social Workers, Educators, Translators, Aides, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Service Providers to Low Incidence (visually impaired; deaf and hard of hearing), Students, Parents and Nurses.

When:        Tuesday, June 27, 2017      
          8:30 am – Registration and 9:00 am – 12:00 pm - Workshop
Where:       Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Directions: Braille Institute is conveniently located three blocks from the Metro Redline Vermont/Santa Monica/Los Angeles City College Station. If you are driving, parking is free. Directions:

Continuing Education:
(Register on site for units – additional fee of $20.00 for 3 hours applies)
The Infant Development Association is an approved provider for the following disciplines: Registered Nursing, Behavior Sciences (LCSW, LEP, MFT Interns, LMFT, LPCC, ASW and PCCI), Physical Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology (Approved by California Board – not ASHA/CASHA). Psychology CE will not be provided for this training.