Music Therapy as a related service
The U.S. Department of Education recognizes Music Therapy as a Related Service.
Using a criterion based assessment (Special Education Music Therapy Assessment Process, SEMTAP,) Board-Certified Music Therapists are able to determine if Music Therapy is ncessary to assist a child in his/her education.
Existing IDEA regulations recognize that the list of related services may include Music Therapy if it is required to assist a child with his/her special education.
Required steps for Music Therapists to conduct a semtap evaluation