Severe Disabilities Toolbox:
Accessible Music for People with Very Limited Skills
by Cathy Knoll, MA, MT-BC
16 page workbook with links to in-depth audio discussion
© 2014 ISBN 978-0-9617272-8-4
The Severe Disabilities Toolbox: Accessible Music for People with Very Limited Skills is an intense self-study course for music therapists wanting to develop accessible music experiences for individuals with significant disabilities, including people who are minimally responsive. This professional course from Music Works Publications includes a pdf workbook to read on any device, or to download and print. You can listen to the audio discussion directly on any device. The Severe Disabilities Toolbox also includes the option for earning 10 CMTE credits approved by CBMT for just $6 per CMTE credit.
Chapter 1: Tune In! Developing meaningful relationships with individuals with severe disabilities
Chapter 2: Focus! Providing top quality music therapy services
Chapter 3: Make Music! Facilitating active participation in music making
Chapter 4: Go Wild! Moving beyond the ordinary
Chapter 5: Center Stage! Giving life focus and direction
Chapter 6: Pick A Theme! Encouraging lifetime learning
Chapter 7: Expand Horizons Looking into the community and beyond
Chapter 8: Information for earning CMTE credit
Learning Objectives for the Severe Disabilities Toolbox
1. Learners will develop treatment strategies and structure treatment that meets the needs of individuals with significant limitations and disabilities (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: I. Assessment and Treatment Planning, A. Assessment 1-15, B. Interpret Assessment Information and Communicate Results 1-5, C. Treatment Planning 1-16).
2. Learners will plan interventions using music therapy strategies that are effective for individuals with with significant limitations and disabilities. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: II. Treatment Implementation and Termination, A. Implementation 1-5, B. Safety 1-6).
Statement of relationship to CBMT
The Severe Disabilities Toolbox is approved by the Certification Board of Music Therapists (CBMT) for 10 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 in the Severe Disabilities Toolbox for details.
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