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3rd round of research study is on its way


The Rebecca Center is proud to announce that we recruit new clients for the 3rd round of TIME-A research study

This study is the first well-controlled effectiveness study and largest randomized controlled trial on clinical interventions for autism to date. It is funded by the Research Council of Norway and builds upon a collaboration of seven countries worldwide. The Rebecca Center is the USA site for this study. This study will include no-cost sessions and comprehensive diagnostic and cognitive assessments.

The main purpose of the study is to discover whether music therapy is an effective early intervention for children with ASD.

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Upcoming presentation at The Long Island Psychology Conference

Molloy College, May 3rd, 9:30am-2:00pm

Our staff, Laura B. Kestemberg, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and
Jill Lucente, MS, LCAT, MT-BC, will talk about the TIME-A research study - an international study seeking to discover whether music therapy is an effective early intervention for children with ASD. In addition, implications for parent support groups will be discussed.

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Dr. John Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT will instruct a two-day IMCAP-ND CMTE Course for professionals at various locations in 2014

Howards Community College, Columbia, MD, May 3rd-4th.

Molloy College, Long Island, NY, Aug 1st-2nd.

Radford University, Radford, VA, October 24th-25th.

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TRC recognized by iCDL as a dIR/Floortime Center

THIS JUST IN from Jeff Guenzel, CEO of ICDL (home of DIR/Floortime Model- founded by the late great Dr. Stanley Greenspan).

The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy is now recognized as a DIR/Floortime Center, making us ICDL's first EVER recognized music therapy program.

We are honored and privileged to be a part of ICDL's mission/vision and look forward to our continued work of carrying out the legacy of Dr. Greenspan. LET'S REACH EVERY CHILD!

For more information on Stanley Greenspan and DIR/Floortime, Click here.

Parent Support Group at the Rebecca Center

If you are interested in joining, please contact:

Dr. Laura Kestemberg & Laura De Gennaro

Telephone: 516.323.3327


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Latest Publications








Dr. Carpente's latest publication, The Individualized Music-Centered Assessment Profile for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (IMCAP-ND®): A Clinical Manual is Now Available for Ordering.

The IMCAP-ND is a developmental relationship-based assessment framework, that focuses on how clients perceive, interpret, and create music with the therapist as the first step in formulating clinical goals and strategies for working with individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

For more information and to order, Click here.

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