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Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

by Felicity Baker Karen Burland Jackie Lindeck Joseph Nagler Michelle Bonaventura Andrea Cevasco Annette M. Whitehead-Pleaux Davis Wimberly Julie Zigo Robert E. Krout Nicole Hahna Ariel Weissberger Jon Adams Alex Street Lisa Martino Susan Hadley Marcia Lajoie Jane Bache Michael Bertolami Lorrie Kubicek David W. Ramsey Lisa Spall Wendy Magee Vern Miller Gary Derwent Nir Sadovnik

There is a rapidly emerging and developing area of music therapy practice that uses electronic music technologies in a range of therapeutic and clinical settings to help clients with complex needs. This edited volume explains cutting edge technologies and how to apply these tools in practice. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the book takes the reader through the equipment that is available including computer-based software; electronic devices which produce musical sounds with minimal movement or skill; assistive devices such as switches and sensors; and recording and listening equipment. Clinical case studies are then offered that show these technologies being used successfully with a broad range of child and adult populations, including those with visual impairments, autism spectrum disorders, medical needs, physical challenges, and mental health issues, and within a variety of settings, including a neonatal intensive care unit, schools, hospital environments, and palliative care settings. The final section looks toward the future and examines philosophical and theoretical perspectives on the use of technology and its relationship to aesthetics, gender and identity. This book will be a key resource for all music therapists, special needs educators, and professionals from the field of assistive technology, as well as allied health professionals such as occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.

Music Therapy Methods in Neurorehabilitation: A Clinician's Manual

by Felicity Baker Jeanette Tamplin Jeanette Kennelly Barbara L Wheeler

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.

Songwriting: Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators, and Students

by Felicity Baker Tony Wigram

This resource for music therapy clinicians, educators, and students describes the effective use of songwriting in working with a variety of client populations. Twelve case examples from experienced practitioners demonstrate how to apply therapeutic songwriting to meet the particular needs of (for example) children at a child and family psychiatric unit, teenagers in a mainstream secondary school, adults recovering from traumatic brain injuries, and hospice patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. The text is accompanied by notated examples of songs produced in therapy. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Songwriting: Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students

by Felicity Baker Tony Wigram Amelia Oldfield Jeanette Tamplin Jeanette Kennelly Lucanne Magill Emma Davies

This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health problems. The authors explain the specific considerations to bear in mind when working with particular client groups to achieve the best clinical outcomes. All the contributors are experienced music therapy clinicians and researchers. They provide many case examples from clinical practice to illustrate the therapeutic methods being used, together with notated examples of songs produced in therapy. Particular emphasis is placed on how lyrics and music are created, including the theoretical approaches underpinning this process. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, clinical therapists, music therapists, educators, teachers and musicians.

Voicework in Music Therapy: Research and Practice

by Diane Austin Felicity Baker Sylka Uhlig

The authors bring together 16 chapters by a group of music therapy voicework specialists from North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia who describe to music therapy students, practitioners, and researchers voicework techniques for clients of all ages. They explain structured and free approaches to voicework with autistic and at-risk children; adults who were told as children they could not sing; newborns; individuals with emotional trauma, dementia, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neurological damage, Parkinson's disease, and aphasia or apraxia; and those in hospice or palliative care. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

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