piano playingHi all,

I am happy and excited to say that the Individual Music-Centered Assessment Profile for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (IMCAP-ND) will be available this coming May! It’s gone through several revisions  and has been clinically tested since I first posted information regarding its content. I want to thank all of the folks who have inquired about the IMCAP-ND. I really appreciate your interest and support and hope that this assessment tool will be a useful resource in your clinical practice.

For those of you who are interested, but are not familiar with the IMCAP-ND, the The Individual Music-Centered Assessment Profile for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (IMCAP-ND) is a method for observing, listening, and rating musical emotional responses, cognition and perception, preferences, perceptual efficiency, and self-regulation in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Within musical-play, and a developmental and relationship-based framework, the IMCAP-ND 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 clients.

The IMCAP-ND includes three easy to use rating scales that evaluate clients at various developmental levels and chronological ages from children to adults.  In addition, it provides the therapist with musical procedures and protocols as well as guiding principles for facilitating the in-session assessment process.

The IMCAP-ND clinical manual includes music-based protocols, supportive intervention procedures, rating scales, intake forms, and an assessment/evaluation report template. The IMCAP-ND may be used:

  • to develop clinical goals and treatment plan
  • to musically guide the therapist in working with the client
  • to communicate information to parents and healthcare professionals
  • as pre- and posttest measures to evaluate client progress

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for IMCAP-ND training dates!

All the best,



About drjohnmtbc

John A. Carpente, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT, NRMT, Assistant Professor in Music and Music Therapy at Molloy College, is the Founder and Executive Dir

20 responses »

  1. Tom Biglin says:

    Congratulations, John! Can’t wait to check it out!

  2. Hi John, sounds fantastic – looking forward to it’s release in May.

  3. CJ Shiloh says:

    I could not be more excited about this – definitely what I will be using in private practice, and it will compliment my DIR Floortime training beautifully. Thank you! Great things in store for all.

    • drjohnmtbc says:

      Thanks for your words, CJ! I really appreciated it! I’m honored to be a part of amazing communities–- Music Therapy and DIR/Floortime (ICDL)! Good luck with your DIR training. let me know if i can help in anyway…

  4. Kristen O'Grady says:

    Wonderful! Congratulations!

  5. Maria Hricko Fay says:

    John, I am looking forward to checking this out…it sounds wonderful!

  6. Alan Turry says:

    very very impressive John- congrats. still want you to come and train center staff

    On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 12:20 AM, Dr. John Carpente’s Developmental Music

  7. Julie Neal says:

    Congratulations, John! From what I have already seen, this is bound to be an excellent tool for many. I am looking forward to getting it in May and testing it out beginning in September.

  8. Lizzy Barmore says:

    A co-worker and I shared a moment of excitement about this today! Thank you for all the incredible work you’ve done and continue to do.

  9. Dirk Cushenbery says:

    Sounds great. Looking forward to it!

  10. Lizzy Barmore says:

    Just curious – when and where will this tool be available? I can hardly wait! Best to you –

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