May 20, 2011 – Developing Music Therapy Goals for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Dorita Berger is my guest this week to discuss Developing Music Therapy Goals for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She has done many presentations and research on tempo-based music treatment for people with ASD.

Dorita S. Berger, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT, is a concert pianist, educator, Board Certified music therapist, and New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapists. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (B.A., Pittsburgh, PA) , New York University (M.A., New York, NY), and Roehampton University (PhD., London, UK), with additional piano performance training at The Juilliard Conservatory in New York City, Dr. Berger is an international lecturer and consultant on music therapy and physiologic function, and has served on faculties of several Universities.

Dr. Berger was recently awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to the Ukraine to lecture on Music Therapy. In addition to several journal articles and a book chapter, her published
books include: Toward The Zen Of Performance (1999); Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child (2002); THE MUSIC EFFECT: Music Physiology and Clinical Applications (2006, co-authored with Dr. Daniel J. Schneck); and a chapter (10) in The Use of Creative Therapies with Autism Spectrum Disorder (S. Brooke, Ed., 2009). Additional recent activities include supervision, seminars, and presentations at International Conferences in Argentina, Italy, Canada, England, the Ukraine, and across the United States.

Dr. Berger is Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Biomusical Engineering, a new on-line publication. Dr.. Berger’s expertise is in Physiologic Clinical Music Treatment for Autism, Sensory Integration, and other diagnoses for all ages, including Psychodynamic treatment for aging populations, trauma victims, and neurologic impairments due to strokes, Alzheimer’s and Dementias, and others.

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