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ERIC Number: ED532368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 256
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8490-5000-5
Music Therapy in Schools: Working with Children of All Ages in Mainstream and Special Education
Tomlinson, Jo, Ed.; Derrington, Philippa, Ed.; Oldfield, Amelia, Ed.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
The majority of music therapy work with children takes place in schools. This book documents the wealth and diversity of work that music therapists are doing in educational settings across the UK. It shows how, in recent years, music therapy has changed and grown as a profession, and it provides an insight into the trends that are emerging in this area in the 21st century. Collating the experiences of a range of music therapists from both mainstream and special education backgrounds, Music Therapy in Schools explains the procedures, challenges and benefits of using music therapy in an educational context. These music therapists have worked with children of all ages and abilities from pre-school toddlers in nursery schools to teenagers preparing for further education, and address specific issues and disabilities including working with children with emotional and behavioural problems, and autistic spectrum disorders. This book will be essential reading for music therapists, music therapy students and educational professionals. Contents of this book include: (1) Setting Up and Developing Music Therapy at a Children's Centre, for Pre-school Children and their Parents and Carers (Clare Rosscornes and Emma Davies); (2) Open Doors, Open Minds, Open Music! The Development of Music Therapy Provision in an Assessment Nursery (Nicolette O'Neill); (3) Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in a Nursery Setting: Supporting Music Therapy Students on Placement (Chris Achenbach); (4) Multiple Views of Music Therapy (Ann Bruce and Suzie High); (5) The School Challenge: Combining the Roles of Music Therapist and Music Teacher (Jan Hall); (6) Music Therapy and the Expression of Anger and Aggression; Working with Aggressive Behaviour in Children aged 5-9 who Risk Mainstream School Exclusion (Jane Brackley); (7) Music Therapy in a Special School; Investigating the Role of Imitation and Reflection in the Interaction between Music Therapist and Child (Jo Tomlinson); (8) "Music, my Voice" Projects for Children; The Development of one Aspect of a Community Based Music Therapy Service in York and North Yorkshire (Angela Harrison); (9) Music Therapy in Interface Schools in Belfast--A Creative Response to Cumulative Trauma (Karen Diamond); (10) Music Therapy in a Special School for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Focusing Particularly on the Use of the Double Bass (Ian McTier); (11) "How Can I Consider Letting my Child Go to School when I Spend all my Time Trying to Keep him Alive?" Links between Music Therapy Services in Schools and a Children's Hospice; Supporting Healthy Attachment and Separation and Helping Facilitate Integration of the Sick and Well Child (Orla Casey); (12) Psychodynamically Informed Music Therapy Groups for Teenagers with Severe Special Needs in a College Setting; Working Jointly with Teaching Assistants (John Strange); and (13) "Yeah I'll Do Music!" Working with Secondary-Aged Students who have Complex Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Philippa Derrington). [Foreword by Dr. Frankie Williams.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Belfast)