Music Therapy New Zealand 2021 Webinar Series #1

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Music Therapy New 2021 Webinar Series
FREE – Registration required.  
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Webinar #1:
Wednesday April 14th, 7pm
Dr Daphne Rickson presents Music Therapy with Autistic Children in NZ
(Haumanu ā-puoro mā ngā Tamariki Takiwātanga)
Daphne’s presentation will focus on research investigating the practice of music therapy with autistic children in New Zealand. The rationale for the study, the research processes, and key findings will be presented. An important premise underpinning the work was that New Zealand music therapists believe that people who observe music therapy processes gain greater understanding and appreciation for the work (Rickson et al., 2015). Teams of autism experts were asked to critique clinical case materials (including descriptions, video, and photographs) generated from the work of ten different music therapist / child dyads. The music therapists and children worked together for up to 40 weeks. Finding focus on the ways the autism experts perceive music therapy, and how their perceptions align with the New Zealand Autism Guidelines (Ministries of Health and Education, 2016).
Dr Daphne Rickson is Associate Professor (Music Therapy), New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī, Victoria University of Wellington – Te Herenga Waka, New Zealand