Day: October 17, 2018

Resource Review – Stelino (2015)

Stelino, A. (2015). Music therapy songs for special kids. Available from: www.ahjaystelino.com   Reviewer: Victoria Churchill MMus(Thrp), BMus, ATCL, RMT (Australia)   This selection of music therapy songs by Ahjay Stelino (the publishingname of Ajay Castelino (NZ RMTh), instrumental teacher, performing musician and songwriter) offers a “ready to use” 30-minute music session for parents/caregivers, teachers, …

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Resource Review – Webster (2015)

Webster, J. (2015). Joan’s songs: A collection of music therapy songs by Joan Webster.Christchurch, NZ: Music Therapy New Zealand.   Reviewer: Marie Willis BMus (Hons), PG Dip MTh, Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certificate, NZ RMTh   This anthology of 18 songs composed by now retired music therapist Joan Webster has been gifted to New Zealand music therapists …

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Book Review – Miller (2016)

Miller, C. (2016). Arts Therapists in Multidisciplinary Settings. Working Together for Better Outcomes. London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.   Reviewer: Kathryn Stevenson MA, NZ RMTh   I read this book with much interest, and my overall impressions are that it has been well put together. The variation in style of writing and the collaboration described …

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Book Review – Miller (2014)

Miller, C. (Ed.). (2014). Assessment and outcomes in the arts therapies: A person-centred approach. London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.   Reviewer: Carolyn Ayson BMus, MMusTher (Hons), NZ RMTh PhD candidate, Victoria University of Wellington Private practice, Wellington   Assessment and outcomes in arts therapies is a timely book given the increasing demand for arts therapists …

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Book Review – Goodman (2015)

Goodman, K. D. (2015). International Perspectives in Music Therapy Education and Training: Adapting to a Changing World. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.   Reviewer: Coco Hong-Ching Kho: BMus, MMusTher, NZRMTh Private practice and Wellington Early Intervention Trust   I have been working with young children since I graduated as a music therapist. Having come to …

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A review of the research literature for the use of music and music therapy in the setting of dementia and how this informs an approach to service delivery by Music Moves Me Trust

Vicki A. Jones MBChB (Hons) MRCP (UK) Dip Pall Med FRNZCGP Founding CEO, Music Moves Me Trust   Keywords: Dementia, non-pharmacological management, music therapy, music groups, music listening. Abstract Dementia is a growing health concern in New Zealand and worldwide. There is no treatment currently available that can reverse the underlying disease processes involved. Behavioural …

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“Catching the Tune or Channelling the Beat”: A pilot study investigating the role of rhythm in therapeutic singing for aphasia

Natasha Thompson BA (Hons), BMus Honours student, The University of Auckland, 2014 Shari Storie (née Ludlam) MMusTher (Hons), BSc, BMus, NZ RMTh CeleBRation Choir, Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland Suzanne Purdy PhD, MSc, DipAud, FAAA, MAudSA, MNZAS Speech Science and Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland.   Keywords: Aphasia, rhythm, …

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Tune In: Creating confident communicators through music therapy and speech-language therapy collaboration

Jennifer Ryckaert MMT, NZ RMTh, MT-BC Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, Auckland Fiona Kenworthy BSLT, PGCertSpSw, MNZSTA Small Talk Therapy, Auckland   Keywords: Music therapy, speech-language therapy, interprofessional, early childhood, group work. Abstract This paper describes the development of interprofessional groupprogramming for young children with special needs at the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre in Auckland, New …

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A music therapist’s speech and expressive language specific tool set

Shari Storie (née Ludlam) MMusTher (Hons), BSc, BMus, NZ RMTh Sarah Hoskyns PhD, LGSM (MT), FGSM, NZ RMTh, HCPC (UK) Music Therapist Te Kōkī, New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington   Keywords: Individual music therapy, speech and expressive language development, special needs, preschool children, client-centred. Abstract Client-centred music therapy with individual preschool …

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