Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation: Performing Health

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David Aldridge
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jul 1, 2005 - Psychology - 272 pages

The central tenet of this innovative collection is that identity can be regarded as a performance, achieved through and in dialogue with others. The authors show that where neuro-degenerative disease restricts movement, communication and thought processes and impairs the sense of self, music therapy is an effective intervention in neurological rehabilitation, successfully restoring the performance of identity within which clients can recognise themselves. It can also aid rehabilitation of clients affected by dementia, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis, among other neuro-generative diseases.

Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation is an authoritative and comprehensive text that will be of interest to practising music therapists, students and academics in the field.

 

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Contents

1 Looking for the Why How and When
11
Music Therapy as Praxis Aesthetic and Embodied Hermeneutic
27
3 DialogicDegenerative Diseases and Health as a Performed Aesthetic
39
4 An Overview of Therapeutic Initiatives when Working with People Suffering from Dementia
61
A Literature Review
83
6 Encounter with the Conscious Being of People in Persistent Vegetative State
139
Active Music Therapy for People with Multiple Sclerosis
161
A Controlled Study
189
9 Traditional Oriental Music Therapy in Neurological Rehabilitation
211
A Qualitative Study
231
11 Coda
261
REFERENCES
265
THE CONTRIBUTORS
291
SUBJECT INDEX
293
AUTHOR INDEX
299
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About the author (2005)

Simon Gilbertson is a trained musician and music therapist. He is a lecturer in music therapy at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland, and was previously Head of Music Therapy at the Klinik Holthausen in Germany. After gaining his doctorate at David Aldridge's Chair for Qualitative Research in Medicine at the University Witten Herdecke he went to work with David at the Nordoff-Robbins Centre in Witten, Germany.

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