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ASHA letter to the American Music Therapy Association

Tuesday, March 17, 2020  
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The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Certification Board of Music Therapy (CBMT) are promoting legislation in states that would create a license for music therapists.  ASHA has continued to oppose their legislation as the MT scope of practice is broad and  includes treatment of communication disorders.  We have met with and proposed amendments to their model legislation however they have not agreed to eliminate treatment of a communication disorder from their scope of practice.  They have however, included some additional edits that ASHA proposed and as a result MTs in some states have told legislators and other stakeholders that ASHA and AMTA have reached an agreement and ASHA will no longer oppose AMTA’s licensure legislation. This is not true –no agreement has been reached.  ASHA will continue to oppose licensure for MTs until they remove treatment of a communication disorder from their scope.


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