3. Year 2009 in Review 3.1 Presentations A sample of professional presentations mentioned for 2009 includes: 2009 AMTA Conference. Petra Kern, Beth Schwartz, & Beth McLaughlin -- Early Childhood Sharing Our Strategies session, Nov. 13 2009 AMTA Conference. Jean Nemeth & Angie Snell -- School Aged Sharing Our Strategies session, Nov. 14 2009 AMTA Conference. Ronna Kaplan -- Lullaby 101, Nov. 15 2009 AMTA Conference. Lori Gooding -- Building Skills Through Music: A Music Therapy Based Social Skills Intervention Program, Nov. 14 2009 AMTA Conference. Petra Kern & Beth McLaughlin -- Think Green: Applying Low-Cost and Eco-Friendly Interventions in Early Childhood Music Therapy, Nov. 14 2009 CAMT Conference in Quebec, Canada. Petra Kern -- Songs on the Playground: Effective Strategies for Musical Outdoor Play Guuajuato, Mexico. Kamile Geist co-presented a keynote address with Eugene Geist on Math and Music Research in March of this year 2009 Cleveland Milestones Conference. Marcia Humpal & Ronna Kaplan -- Using Music Therapy with Young Children 2009 Autism Society Association. Ronna Kaplan -- Music Therapy to Promote Social Skills for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders 2009 Autism Society Association. Ronna Kaplan & Lori Lundeen-Smith -- Music Therapy to Promote Self-Determination Skills 2009 AMTA Conference, and 2009 Occupational Therapy Conference. Becky Wellman -- Co-Treatment of Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy 2009 Inauguration Ceremony. Petra Kern -- Keynote address and workshop at the inauguration ceremonies of the Bachelor degree program in music therapy at the Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil 2009 Chinese Professional Music Therapy Association. Petra Kern -- Keynote address and workshop at the International Forum on Crises Intervention in Chengdu, China. 2009 Division of Early Childhood conference in New Mexico. Petra Kern -- Tuneful Transitions 2009 AMTA Conference. Angie Snell & Laurel Rosen-Weatherford -- CMTE continuing education session called Separate is NOT Equal: Heading Into the Future with REAL WORLD School Music Therapy, Nov. 12 2009 Michigan Music Educators Early Careers Conference. Angie Snell & Laurel Rosen-Weatherford -- A Musical Crash Course on Special Education, Saturday, Oct. 10 2009 Michigan Schools Vocal Music Association and Music Educators Summer Workshop. Angie Snell -- Working with Special Learners in the New Millennium July 22 2009 Ohio University Guest Presenter. Beth Schwartz collaborated with Kamile Geist to lecture to Kamileâ€™s students on content from Bethâ€™s book Music Therapy, and Early Childhood: A Developmental Approach 2009 School Staff Presentation. Diane Hannibal presented on the use of music in the classroom to support the integration of students with special needs. 3.2 Research Initiatives Early Childhood Network members shared the following research initiatives: Dr. Kamile Geist is working on a survey of music therapy and speech and language collaborative work Dr. Becky Wellman is doing a case study on primordial dwarfism with sickle cellism present Dr. Petra Kern has a music therapy consulting business that includes services for research projects, music therapy courses, mentoring, playground consulting, and special projects.
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