2019

Book Review – Bartleet, B.-L., & Higgins, L. (Eds.). (2018).

Bartleet, B.-L., & Higgins, L. (Eds.). (2018). The Oxford Handbook of Community Music. New York, NY: OUP. Reviewer: Alison Talmage MMusTher (Hons), MEd, PG Cert Hlth Sc (Clinical Supervision), PG Cert Hlth Sc (Adv Psychotherapy Practice), BA (Hons), NZ RMTh. The University of Auckland, Kahikatea Music Therapy and Community Arts Trust, and private practice   …

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Book Review – Faulkner, S. (Ed). (2018).

Faulkner, S. (Ed). (2018). How to Extend the Benefits of the Community Drum Circle to Specific Population Groups: A Brief Compendium. Melbourne, Australia: Rhythm2Recovery. Reviewer: Heather FletcherBA (Hons), PGDip (Music Therapy), NZ RMTh, HCPC Registered Music Therapist (UK) West Coast District Health BoardPresident Emeritus, Music Therapy New Zealand Rhythm and harmony enter most powerfully into …

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Book Review – Edwards, J. (Ed.). (2016).

Edwards, J. (Ed.). (2016). The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy. Oxford, England: OUP. Reviewer: Fiona Hearn MMusTher, BMus, NZ RMTh. Wellington Early Intervention Trust and private practice The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy is part of the Oxford Handbook series which covers a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, including …

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Exploring Healing in Musical Identities: A Samoan Perspective

Opeloge Ah SamPhD (Music Composition), Grad Dip Teach (Sec). Head of Department: Creative Arts, Abundant Life School, Kaitaia. Composer, conductor, and music director   Keywords: Culture, identity, music, Samoa, New Zealand Growing up in Samoa, I would often find myself as a young boy sitting amongst various musical gatherings and contexts on a daily basis. …

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Song Choice and Vocal Exercises in Group Singing for People with Parkinson’s Disease: The Perspective of a Speech-Language Therapist/Musician

Robin MatthewsPhD, MSc, BA (Hons), Registered Member NZSTA. Discipline of Speech Science, School of Psychology, The University of Auckland Suzanne C. PurdyPhD, MSc(Hons), DipAud, MNZAS, FAAA, ASHA & NZSTA Associate. School of Psychology and Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland Lynette J. TippettPhD, MSc, Dip Clin Psych. School of Psychology and Centre for …

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The Long Journey to Language and Speech Recovery for a Man with Global Aphasia and Apraxia: A Music Therapy Case Study

Andrea RobinsonMMusTher, BMus, LTCL, NZ RMTh, NMT Private practice Keywords: Rehabilitation, music therapy, stroke, global aphasia, language and gesture. Abstract This case study describes a music therapy programme with a 47-year-old man who experienced a serious left hemisphere stroke, leaving him nonverbal as a result of global aphasia and apraxia. Global aphasia is a serious …

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