Apex Ability Limited - Speech and Language Therapy / Speech Pathology / Life Coaching

Music and Speech & Language Therapy: 
The benefits of using music and working with 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!"  

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Date: Saturday 25th November 2017
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Fee:    £100 (£90 before 13th October)
Location: Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
130 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 5AY
United Kingdom
(Near Euston and King's Cross Stations)

·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 work collaboratively
· Learn about Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)
· Gain practical skills
· Expand professional networks

Claire Bolton van Weert is an Australian-trained Speech and Language Therapist with clinics in London and Chesham (Buckinghamshire).  A Churchill Fellowship allowed her to travel to Canada/U.S.A. to learn how music/singing within speech and language therapy can improve communication skills. Claire has received additional training from The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy.  She liaises with Chiltern Music Therapy, supporting both adults and children with a broad range of needs.

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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