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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London, UK (November 2018)
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Date: Saturday 24th November 2018
Location: Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel, 130 Tottenham Court Road, London
Near Euston and King's Cross stations.
Closest tube: Warren Street
Workshop Fee: £100 (£90 before 12th October)
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 Rosie Axon
·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 Nightingale (NMT) were invited to present at the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice Conference (UK). In February 2018 Claire was invited to present alongside Chiltern Music Therapy at the British Association of Music Therapy conference. In May 2018 Claire presented in Australia with Rebecca Eager (Vice President of the Australian Music Therapy Association and Australian representative on the International Council of Neurologic 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).
10 Harley Street, Marylebone, London W1G 9PF