Observation Program

Do you have a classroom assignment to observe a music therapist and/or adapted dance instructor? We offer observations at our North Royalton studio for upper class high school students, college students, or new professionals that is wondering if this is a field for you.

To qualify for this program, you must...

1. Be comfortable around individuals with specialized needs.

2. Be organized, punctual, and answer emails in a timely manner.

3. Be willing and able to commit to the observation time

4. Be willing to meet prior to the observation with a music therapist or adapted dance instructor to review the session and information pertinent to Beyond Words.

4. Be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement, non-compete, non-solicitation agreement, and a hold harmless agreement. Any students under the age of 18 are required to have a parent/ guardian sign consent as well.

Ready to schedule an observation?

Please send the following information to Erin Jester, MT-BC, Executive Director at erin.jester@beyondwordscenter.org. Questions regarding the program can be directed to the same email.

  1. Due dates of your observational/school requirements, as well as any required information needing to gather through observation (if applicable).
  2. Why you would like this experience?
  3. What type of observations have you completed? Populations? Settings?
  4. What is your involvement in music and/or dance?
  5. What experience/ exposure have you had with people with special needs?
  6. Availability for observation and pre-observation meeting.
  7. Contact information, including full name, email and phone number.

Students will be contacted within 48-hours for observations scheduled between February 1-May 15 and October 1-December 15. All observations require at least a two week application period/notice to allow our team to schedule the observation, contact clients' parent/caregiver and prepare the client the week prior to the observation.