Case Examples of Music Therapy for Multiple Disabilities

  • Case Examples of Music Therapy for Multiple Disabilities
  • Author: Bruscia, Kenneth E.
  • E-ISBN: 9781937440329

Case examples provide very unique and valuable insights into how different forms of therapy are practiced, as well as how clients respond to those therapies. This e-book contains 7 previously published case studies on how music therapy has been used to help individuals with multiple disabilities improve their quality of life. Each case details the process by which therapist and client engage in music experiences that enable the client to explore and better utilize the personal resources needed to address his or her own therapeutic needs. The aim of the book is to provide practical information to students and professionals in music therapy and related fields and to inform all those affected by multiple disabilities about the potential benefits of music therapy.





Table of Contents


Discovering Meaning in Kelly’s Nonverbal Expressions

Suzanne Nowikas


Self-Communications in Creative Music Therapy

Carol M. Robbins

Clive Robbins


Creative Music Therapy in Bringing Order, Change and Communicativeness to the Life of a Brain-Injured Adolescent

Clive E. Robbins

Carol M. Robbins


Like Singing with a Bird: Improvisational Music Therapy with a Blind Four-Year-Old

Jo Salas

David Gonzalez


Roni: Music—An Eye for the Blind

Chava Sekeles


The Use of Piano Improvisation in Developing Interaction and Participation in a Blind Boy with Behavioral Disturbances

Helen Shoemark


Lisa: The Experience of a Child with Multiple Disabilities

Barbara L. Wheeler