The value of music therapy in neurological rehabilitation is increasingly recognised and this practical manual provides comprehensive guidance for clinicians on the application of music therapy methods in neurorehabilitation.
Felicity Baker and Jeanette Tamplin combine research findings with their own clinical experience and present step-by-step instructions and guidelines on how to implement music therapy techniques for a range of therapeutic needs. Photographs clearly illustrate interventions for physical rehabilitation, for example through the use of musical instruments to encourage targeted movement. The chapter on cognitive rehabilitation includes resources and lists suitable songs for use in immediate memory or abstract thinking tasks, among others. In her chapter on paediatric patients, Jeanette Kennelly demonstrates how procedures can be adapted for working clinically with children. A comprehensive list of terminology commonly used in neurological rehabilitation is also included.
Music Therapy Methods in Neurorehabilitation will prove an invaluable reference book for music therapy clinicians and students. It is also suitable for work with other populations, in particular for work in special education.
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Acknowledgments. Introduction: Music Therapy in Neurorehabilitation. 1. Neurological Damage and Models of Rehabilitation. 2. Interventions for Patients in Altered States of Consciousness. 3. Interventions for Physical Rehabilitation. 4. Interventions for Cognitive and Behaviour Rehabilitation. 5. Interventions for Communication Rehabilitation. 6. Interventions to Facilitate Emotional Adjustment. 7. Music Therapy and Paediatric Rehabilitation, Jeanette Kennelly. Glossary. References. Subject index. Author index.
About the Authors:
Felicity Baker is head of music therapy training at The University of Queensland, Australia. She has had 12 years experience both in research and in the clinical field of neurorehabilitation and has published extensively in this area. Her main research focus is the development and testing of specific methods of treatment for use by clinicians.
Jeanette Tamplin is senior music therapist at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Hospital, Australia. She has worked for nine years with adults and adolescents following traumatic brain injury and conducted research on the effects of music therapy in the rehabilitation of acquired neurological communication disorders.