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About the Authors Nicole R. Rivera, Ed.D., MT-BC worked as a clinical music therapist for over 17 years serving children with autism spectrum disorder. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Contact: nicoleLrivera@hotmail.com
Danara Barlow is a psychology student at North Central College with a strong interest in advocacy for persons with disabilities. She currently studies with Dr. Rivera. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The focus of imagine 2014 is on family-centered practice – a trend taking hold in music therapy circles worldwide. While many practitioners...