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

30 Mar 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Online course

Tuesday 30 March – Thursday 1 April 2021

This three-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

The MATADOC is a standardised diagnostic music-based measure 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 competency development, which is offered by online supervision.

Though most suited to professional music therapists, the training is also open to allied professionals who are experienced in working with DOC 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.

Cost £320

Registration form

For more information, please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5140 or email institute@rhn.org.uk.