An Introduction to Music Therapy Techniques in Neuro-disability
This is a continuing professional development event primarily for music therapists and music therapy students.
The one day course, which has a practical emphasis, consists of workshops on specific music therapy techniques used in neuro-disability, including neurologic music therapy.
There will be space for hands on trialling of the techniques as well as time for discussion. There will be opportunity to attend three workshops on the following topics,
- Techniques with adults in disorders of consciousness,
- Neurologic music therapy (NMT) and
- Psycho-social/emotional techniques.
Music Therapy Techniques with Adults in Disorders of Consciousness. A practical workshop on music therapy techniques and clinical considerations about sensory environment when working with adults in a disorder of consciousness, including reference to MATADOC (Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness),
Neurologic Music Therapy workshop (NMT). An outline of the techniques used in neurologic music therapy covering areas of cognition, sensorimotor and speech and language with practical examples.
Psycho-social/emotional. A practical workshop covering a variety of techniques including song choice, song singing, song parody, song creation and relaxation.