Music and Speech & Language Therapy:
The benefits of using music and working with
Neurologic Music Therapists
"This workshop was completely awesome. Thank you both for your enthusiasm, creativity and science and making it so incredibly practical as well as evidence based!! It's the best training I've done since the Hanen training 20 years ago!"
"It was a wonderful,
inspiring introduction to collaborating with Neurologic Music Therapists and using music in our work. The speakers were
fantastic! A good mix of practical activities, videos, discussion and questions."
"I appreciated hearing why people who stammer can sing fluently. I now feel more confident in answering this question in the future."
"I have an increased knowledge of
music therapy approaches and how Neurologic Music Therapists can support clients with communication difficulties."
"It was helpful to gain awareness of the emerging research and growing evidence-base."
"I liked finding out how
speech and language therapists and music therapists can work together."
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (May 2018)
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Date: Friday 25th May 2018
Location: O’Shea Centre, 19 Lovedale Street, Wilston, Brisbane Qld 4051, Australia
Workshop Fee: $250 ($230 before 30th April)
Webinar (live/recorded): $150 ($130 before 30th April)
Lunch and morning/afternoon tea included
No musical skills required!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register and arrange payment.
Presenters: Claire Bolton van Weert and Rebecca Eager
·Learn how music can support communication skills in adults/children (including speech/language development, literacy, autism/social communication, developmental disabilities, voice, fluency, cochlear implants, stroke/aphasia, brain injuries dementia and neonatal dysphagia)
· Understand how Music Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists / Speech Pathologists work collaboratively
· Learn about Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)
· Gain practical skills
· Expand professional networks
van Weert is a generalist Australian-trained Speech Pathologist / Speech and Language Therapist / Life Coach with clinics on Harley Street (London, UK) and Chesham
(Buckinghamshire, UK). She is the Founder of Apex Ability Limited and currently leads a team of Speech & Language Therapists. Her previous experience includes NSW Health (Australia) and NHS (UK).
Best Business Woman in Health & Wellness
Best Customer Service
A Churchill Fellowship
allowed Claire to travel to Canada/U.S.A. to learn how music/singing within speech
and language therapy can improve communication skills. She has received additional
training from The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy (The Netherlands). Claire works closely with Chiltern Music Therapy (the UK's largest team of Neurologic Music Therapists),
supporting both adults and children with a broad range of communication needs.
Claire has been running popular workshops for Speech & Language Therapists/Music Therapists in London UK, with invitations to also share her skills/knowledge with colleagues in Birmingham, Belfast and more recently, Brisbane (Australia).
In March 2017 Claire (SLT) and Elizabeth (NMT) were invited to present at the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent 76Practice Conference (UK). In February 2018 Claire was invited to present alongside Chiltern Music Therapy at the British Association of Music Therapy conference.
Rebecca Eager is a Neurologic Music Therapist and director
of Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Brisbane (NMTSB). NMTSB is a team of
four Brisbane based Neurologic and Registered Music Therapists who work with
individuals with neurologic differences including autism, development delays,
cerebral palsy, chromosomal abnormalities, stroke and brain injury.
Rebecca is the Vice President of the
Australian Music Therapy Association and the Australian representative on the
International Council of Neurologic Music Therapy. She has completed advanced
training in NMT and regularly collaborates with local speech therapists.
Elizabeth Nightingale completed her MSc in Music Therapy at Queen Margaret University in Scotland. Prior to joining award-winning Chiltern Music Therapy, Elizabeth gained clinical experience with adults with neurological disorders and worked with children with a range of needs including developmental delay, behavioural difficulties, and trauma. Since joining the team Elizabeth has qualified as Neurologic Music Therapist and continues to acquire specialist experience in neurodisability through providing assessments for medico-legal cases and in her clinical practice with children and adults in residential and rehabilitation settings. She is also one of Chiltern Music Therapy’s dementia specialists and has had her work and research published in the Journal of Dementia Care and the British Journal of Music Therapy. Further to her clinical work, Elizabeth is actively involved in research and holds the role of Corporate Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager for Chiltern Music Therapy.
Rosie Axon founded and is Managing Director at Chiltern Music Therapy, an award-winning social enterprise and the largest provider of specialist Neuro and Medical Music Therapy services across the UK, as well as providing Music Therapy in the community, care homes, schools and NHS trusts in the South East of England. Rosie previously worked as a Music Therapist at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability and with the NHS Community and Forensic Team in Hertfordshire. She specialises in providing Music Therapy to infants, children and adults with brain injury and neuro-disability. Rosie is a certified Neurologic Music Therapist, one of only two Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapists in the UK and a certified MATADOC assessor (Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness).
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