Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) Online Training

25 Feb 2025 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Online

Tuesday 25 – Wednesday 26 February 2025

Online via Zoom

This interactive two-day online course teaches delegates to use the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) in clinical settings with minimally responsive patients.

There are two days of synchronous online teaching, preceded by a day of asynchronous self-led learning (video and reading materials provided) to complete at your convenience prior to the training. Synchronous sessions will include experiential learning.

The MATADOC is a standardised diagnostic music-based assessment and treatment planning tool validated for use with adults with prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC). The MATADOC provides a rigorous assessment and evaluation for use with people whose awareness is difficult to assess clinically due to complex clinical presentations that compromise motor, cognitive and communication functioning.

Although validated for adults with PDOC, it can be used with other minimally responsive populations including children with PDOC, those with profound developmental disabilities, end stage dementia or end stage terminal illness.

This training will cover the background to adult and child PDOC patient groups, and the latest research evidence underpinning the rationale for using music in diagnosis, assessment and treatment with PDOC patient groups.

This course is suitable for professionals who are working with patient groups with profound brain damage, including end stage dementia, end stage neurological illness and developmental disabilities.

The training can be followed by an optional second level training to develop competency in using the MATADOC. This is offered through online supervision.

Though most suited to professionals who are trained and licenced music therapists, the training is also open to allied professionals who are experienced in working with PDOC patient groups. The decision to open the MATADOC training to non-music therapy professionals is at the discretion of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

Led by

Dr Wendy Magee
Professor Music Therapy Program
Temple University, Philadelphia

Cost: £320 including printed resources delivered to your address

Register here

Registration closing date: Monday 6 January 2025

For more information, please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5141 or email