Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings (Paperback)Wendy Magee (editor), Felicity Baker (author of contributions), Nir Sadovnik (author of contributions), Annette M. Whitehead-Pleaux (author of contributions), Marcia Lajoie (author of contributions), Jon Adams (author of contributions), Ariel Weissberger (author of contributions), Michael Bertolami (author of contributions), Jackie Lindeck (author of contributions), Gary Derwent (author of contributions)
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There is a rapidly emerging and developing area of music therapy practice that uses electronic music technologies in a range of therapeutic and clinical settings to help clients with complex needs. This edited volume explains cutting edge technologies and how to apply these tools in practice.
With contributions from leading experts in the field, the book takes the reader through the equipment that is available including computer-based software; electronic devices which produce musical sounds with minimal movement or skill; assistive devices such as switches and sensors; and recording and listening equipment. Clinical case studies are then offered that show these technologies being used successfully with a broad range of child and adult populations, including those with visual impairments, autism spectrum disorders, medical needs, physical challenges, and mental health issues, and within a variety of settings, including a neonatal intensive care unit, schools, hospital environments, and palliative care settings. The final section looks toward the future and examines philosophical and theoretical perspectives on the use of technology and its relationship to aesthetics, gender and identity.
This book will be a key resource for all music therapists, special needs educators, and professionals from the field of assistive technology, as well as allied health professionals such as occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
Dr Wendy Magee convincingly argues that there is a need for a book that opens up a dialogue about music technology in therapeutic and health settings. Drawing on substantial and diverse global networks, Magee brings together an impressive array of stories and principles for the digital native and the digital immigrant. This book shows that music technology is not just helpful for promoting the health of adolescents - we should all join in. -- Associate Professor Katrina McFerran, Head of Music Therapy and Co-Director of the National Music Therapy Research Unit, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, Australia
This book presents a range of information of interest to those who want to learn about using technology in music therapy. It includes chapters by pioneers in the use of technology as well as those who use it currently in their work with a wide variety of clientele. Authors combine history, current use, descriptions of devices, and case examples in a way that draws the reader into their amazing work. I am delighted that this book is available and know that it will help people who come to it with varying needs and interests. -- Prof. Barbara L. Wheeler, PhD, MT-BC, retired Professor of Music Therapy and University Professor at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, part-time teacher, writer, editor and presenter, Beach Haven, NJ
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