Setting(s): State residential facility (ICF/ID) Population(s): Individuals with ASD, developmental, learning, or physical disabilities, and/or communication disorders Age Range: Adolescent - Older adult
The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center (JIRDC) is a residential ICF/ID facility located in the foothills of North Carolina. JIRDC primarily serves adults and older adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities who have a wide range of functioning levels. Specific resident needs include severe and profound intellectual disabilities, physical and/or multiple disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, and communication limitations. Many of the residents maintain a higher level of independence using augmentative and alternative communication, and other adaptive equipment. The music therapy internship at JIRDC provides clinical training experience within the context of the Creative Therapy Department. The Creative Therapy Department houses three board-certified music therapists, one art therapist, and two art specialists.
Each intern will have the opportunity to work directly with three board-certified music therapists, as well as other staff in the Creative Therapy Department, OT, PT, SLP, psychology, recreation therapy, and special education. The intern will gain experience in maintaining an independent caseload, including documentation and treatment team participation. In addition, three major projects will be required, which are designed according to the intern's interests. There may also be opportunities to participate in community outreach and research. Prospective interns who are chosen to interview for the internship position should be prepared to demonstrate excellent music skills in voice and guitar, and should be proficient in piano. For further information and to apply to the internship, contact the internship director, Jessica Hoyle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
January, April, July, October
FREE for students whose permanent residence is greater than 40 miles from the facility.