Music-mediated intervention (MMI) can be used to increase learner communication, socialization, play, motor, and adaptive skills while reducing interfering behaviors.
This module is not intended to replace the university-based degree program and certification process of a music therapist, but rather, to introduce basic knowledge of MMI as an evidence-based practice for use with learners with autism in daily routines.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about music-mediated intervention (MMI).
- Applying MMI in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The Music-Mediated Intervention module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
Nowell, S., Sam, A., Waters, V., Dees, R., & AFIRM Team. (2022). Music-Mediated Intervention. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Autism Focused Intervention Modules and Resources. https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/music-mediated-intervention
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 5 pages)
CEC standards that apply specifically to the Music-Mediated Intervention module (PDF document, 3 pages)