Lets Talk: Music Therapy Strategies to Facilitate Communication


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Let's Talk!
Music Therapy Strategies to Facilitate Communication
By Cathy Knoll, MA, MT-BC & Dellinda Henry, MEd, MT-BC
31 page workbook and links to audio discussion
Option for 20 approved CMTE credits
© 2014 ISBN 978-0-9617272-3-9

Let’s Talk! Music Therapy Strategies to Facilitate Communication is an indispensable professional  self-study course with hundreds of time-proven techniques, strategies, and music applications that encourage communication skills leading to more independence, appropriate expression of needs and emotions, purposeful interaction with others, and feelings of self-worth. The practical course is for therapists working with people of all ages across the spectrum of ability and disability, including people with significant communication deficits. The workbook for Let's Talk! includes detailed outlines and links to in-depth audio discussions, as well as information for earning 20 CMTE credits approved by CBMT for just $6.00 per CMTE credit.

UNIT 1: Why do we communicate?
Track 1: Introduction
Track 2: Reasons to communicate
Track 3: Communication topics
Track 4: Opportunities to talk
Track 5: Real people and methods

UNIT 2: How does a person communicate effectively?
Track 6: Basic principles of communication
Track 7: Auditory perception
Track 8: Word retrieval
Track 9: Comprehension
Track 10: Semantics
Track 11: Syntax
Track 12: Pragmatics
Track 13: Social speech

UNIT 3: How can music make a difference?
Track 14: Potential impact of music therapy on communication

UNIT 4: What are some effective techniques and strategies
Track 15: Techniques and strategies for encouraging communication

UNIT 5: How can we make this fun?
Track 16: Effective, attention-grabbing interventions

UNIT 6: What about teens and adults?
Track 17: Unique needs of teens and adults
Track 18: Ideas for teens and adults

UNIT 7: How about people with severe communication deficits?
Track 19: Factors leading to severe communication deficits; addressing individual needs

UNIT 8: Resources and CMTE Credit Information.

Learning Objectives for Let’s Talk!:
1. Participants will learn to interpret the assessment information for individuals with language and communication deficits. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: I. Assessment and Treatment Planning, A. Assessment, B. Interpret Assessment Information and Communicate Results)
2. Participants will develop treatment strategies and structure treatment that meets the needs of individuals with language and communication deficits. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: I. Assessment and Treatment Planning, C. Treatment Planning)
3. Pariticipants will learn to implement interventions and music therapy strategies that are effective for individuals with language and communication deficits. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: II. Treatment Implementation and Termination, A. Implementation)

Statement of relationship to CBMT:
Let’s Talk! is approved by the Certification Board of Music Therapists (CBMT) for 20 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits (CMTE). Credits awarded by CBMT are accepted by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Music Works Publications, S-001, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. See the CMTE Information section of the Let’s Talk! workbook for complete details.


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