Day: October 17, 2018

Victoria Churchill

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, and other …

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Marie Willis

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 EurhythmicsCertificate, NZ RMTh This anthology of 18 songs composed by now retired music therapist Joan Webster has been gifted to New Zealand music therapists and is available to …

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Kathryn Stevenson

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 by the …

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Carolyn Ayson

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 WellingtonPrivate practice, Wellington Assessment and outcomes in arts therapies is a timely book given the increasing demand for arts therapists to use assessments and …

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Coco Kho

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 New Zealand nine …

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Ruth James

Wheeler, B. L. (Ed.). (2016)Music therapy handbook. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. Reviewer:Ruth James, MMusTher (Hons), MEd Psych, PGDip EPP, MNZPsS, NZ RMTh, Registered Educational Psychologist Community Autism Services, IDEA Services Wellington I was excited to be approached about writing this review, as I thought it would be a good way to refresh my …

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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 and …

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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), BMus­­­¹ Shari Storie (née Ludlam), MMusTher (Hons), BSc, BMus, NZRMTh 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, prosody, speech, affect. Abstract Aphasia is an acquired language …

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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 Zealand. …

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

Shari Storie (néeLudlam), 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 children, involving …

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