Adapting NMT for a child with multiple disabilities. http://users.cooptel.net/simbobo/study.ppt. A---. Strengths:- Love of music and of novelty History of Conductive Education Good relationship with all staff involved. Challenges re learning to walk:- Cerebal Palsy affecting all limbs
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Love of music and of novelty
History of Conductive Education
Good relationship with all staff involved
Previous music therapy consisted of familiar songs and improvised music – aims (gain in confidence and attention span) were met.
Strong emphasis on the aquisition of physical skills, particularly walking. No opportunity for me to explore content of CE..
Opportunity to build on this work using NMT influenced methods
Outcomes judged by measurable functional gains
Psychological / emotional processes not in the foreground
Assessment is a feature of all sessions
With gait training, use of metronome and autoharp
Sit to stand transition
Warm ups – feet to side and back, feet forwards and back with Soundbeam
Walking and turning
Musical accompaniment is simple, and always the same for the same part of the session
Not exactly short term work, but cut-off point at end of this academic year focuses the work
Nature of music therapist's work:-
no opportunity to observe A in other contexts to assess potential
Limited time to analyse the work as it proceeds – possibility of overlooking features?
Ill health leading to missed sessions – even within the timespan given, full potential can't be reached