The Individualized Music Therapy Assessment Profile (IMTAP) is an in-depth assessment protocol developed by a team of six experienced music therapists. Designed for use in pediatric and adolescent settings, it provides a clear profile of each client over time. The accompanying CD-ROM allows the therapist to store client details, and to create charts showing progress and areas to work on.
The book includes sample assessment sessions and examples of activities and interventions. The IMTAP may be used on a variety of levels:
* as a treatment plan for music therapy work
* as a tool to develop goals and objectives
* as a means to address and assess targeted skill sets
* as an indicator of overall functioning to provide a baseline for treatment
* as a research method
* as a communication tool for parents and healthcare professionals.
The IMTAP is simple to use and yields detailed information on client abilities and functioning from intake through treatment planning. It identifies effective strategies for each client, making it an essential tool for students and professionals in the field of music therapy.
The downloadable resources that form part of this book include the IMTAP software, used for client management, data collection, and assessment scoring. As this software was originally created in 2007, it is no longer supported on Mac OSX, and it is not guaranteed to work reliably on Windows.
About the Authors:
Kasi Peters is a board certified music therapist specializing in the Floortime approach and field work supervisor at the California State University Northridge Music Therapy Wellness Clinic.
Penny Roberts earned her Master's degree in Music Therapy at Florida State University. Her work focuses on the needs of paediatric and geriatric populations, including work in the hospice setting. All the authors live and work in Los Angeles, California.
Judy Nelson is a board certified music therapist and licensed speech-language pathologist, and has served children and adults with special needs for over a decade.
Julie Allis Berghofer is trained in the Nordoff Robbins method of music therapy and currently serves as the senior clinician and Assistant Director for the California State University Northridge Music Therapy Wellness Clinic
Holly Tuesday Baxter is a board certified music therapist specializing in the needs of at-risk, behaviorally and emotionally disturbed adolescents.
Lesa MacEwan is a board certified music therapist and holds a California teaching credential and Masters of Arts in the area of Moderate/Severe Disabilities in Special Education.