Hi all,

Recently I was invited to be interviewed by Daria Brown, Founder of Affect Autism on Floortime and Music Therapy. This came on the heels of a research article that I had recently published, Investigating the Effectiveness of a DIRFloortime-based Improvisational Music Therapy Program on Communication for Children with ASD.

Daria he offered me a wonderful opportunity to share the clinical work and research that we have been doing at The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molly College and Developmental Music Health. The interview discusses the process of creating this hybrid model of DIR-based music therapy and goes into clinical storytelling of the model in action. Furthermore, we engaged in  interesting conversations surrounding the topical areas of individual-differences manifesting in musical-play, functional emotional targets in music therapy, music and musical skills related to ASD, trends in Developmental vs. behavioral intervention research, as well as the differences between conventional music education and music therapy.

To see and hear the interview please visit Developmental Music Health 

Thanks for reading!




About drjohnmtbc

John A. Carpente, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT, NRMT, Assistant Professor in Music and Music Therapy at Molloy College, is the Founder and Executive Dir