Special Education Supports & Services
Lewisville ISD provides music therapy service as an educational resource to the teachers and the classroom through a program-based consultative service model. This model allows a maximum number of students to benefit from music therapy intervention. The bi-weekly group session requires the classroom teacher and aides to be actively involved in the session, thus facilitating their ability to implement the strategies. The music therapist initiates the IEP based program with the students and demonstrates music therapy techniques for the teachers and aides who are encouraged to use them daily. When targeted skills are addressed on a daily basis, the acquisition of these skills increase exponentially. A key element of the program-based consultative model is the daily inclusion of music therapist-generated strategies in the classroom curriculum. Professional requirements of a Music Therapist - All of LISD's Music Therapists have a bachelor's degree in music therapy from a university approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and have completed 1200 hours of clinical training at an approved internship site. Each therapist passed a national board certification exam, which is required to obtain the credential MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified) granted by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. LISD's Music Therapists adhere to the AMTA Standards of Clinical Practice and the Music Therapists' Code of Ethics.