Student Articles

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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What factors shape a music therapist? An investigation of music therapists’ professional identity over time in New Zealand

Penny Warren MMusTher, BA (Hons), NZ RMTh Freelance Music Therapist Daphne Rickson PhD, MMusTher, MHealSc(MenH), LTCL, NZ RMTh Te Kōkī, New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington   Keywords: Music therapy, professional identity, social identity, music identity, reflective practice. Abstract This paper outlines factors that have influenced the professional identity of individual New …

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A Music Therapy New Zealand report on music therapy provision in New Zealand

Claire Molyneux MA (Music Therapy), PGCertHealSc (Clinical Supervision), BA (Hons), NZ RMTh Elected member of the Music Therapy New Zealand Council (2013-2016) Alison Talmage MMusTher (Hons), MEd, PGCertHealSc (Adv Psychotherapy Practice), PGCertHealSc (Clinical Supervision),BA (Hons), NZ RMTh Elected member and Chair of Music Therapy New Zealand Council (2014-2016) Helen McGann MMusTher, BA (Hons), NZ RMTh …

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