Music and Speech & Language Therapy:
The benefits of using music and working with
"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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Saturday 13th May 2017
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Location: Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
130 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 5AY
(Near Euston and King's Cross Stations)
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
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.
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.
Kathryn Tinson is a Speech and
Language Therapist working with adults with Acquired Brain Injuries. She will
be discussing her research on 'The investigation into the effect of stroke on
music abilities for individuals with and without aphasia'. Kathryn
devised and trialled a battery of music assessments to be used with individuals
who have experienced a stroke.
10 Harley Street, Marylebone, London W1G 9PF