Beth McLaughlinTeacher

Beth McLaughlin is a music therapist who developed and directed the music therapy program at Wildwood, a school for students with neurological impairments. There she provided music therapy and adapted piano instruction to students age 5–21 for 35 years. Ms. McLaughlin received her Master’s Degree in Music Education from the College of Saint Rose. She is both a New York State certified music teacher and a member of the American Music Therapy Association; she frequently presents at regional and national music therapy conferences. In 1995, Ms. McLaughlin recorded and produced a collection of children’s songs, Songs for Stories, integrating children’s literature and Literacy Based Instruction. She is a contributing author to the AMTA publication Effective Clinical Practice in Music Therapy: Early Childhood and School Age Educational Settings and a regular contributor to Imagine, an online magazine devoted to music therapy in early childhood. In 2009, Ms. McLaughlin co-edited Courage, Heart and Wisdom: Essays on Autism. She also co-authored “Music Therapy for School Age Children with Intellectual Disabilities” for the Music Therapy Handbook (2014).