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Music Therapy & Telemedicine

  1. 1. Music Therapy & Telemedicine Andy Tubman, MT-BC 3rd Annual Georgia Partnership for Telehealth March 15th, 2012Co-Founder, Musical Health TechnologiesFounder, Integrative Music Therapy Services
  2. 2. AgendaText 1. Hello 2. Affiliations 3. Defining Music Therapy 4. My Approach Including Case Studies 5. How Music Therapy Tools Can Be Used at a Distance Including Demos 6. Questions & Answers 7. Resources
  3. 3. Affiliations Board Certified Music Therapist - Received music therapy degree from Temple University and board certification from the CBMT to practice nationally. Integrative Music Therapy Founder - Provides private and group Music therapy Services services throughout Southern California. and consulting services internationally. Co-Founder - Technology to enable successful musical experiences.Andy Tubman, MT, BC
  4. 4. Definition Music Therapy Is:Text The prescribed clinical use of music as a therapeutic intervention in order to stimulate positive changes in four areas of human functioning; cognitive, physical, psychological and social.
  5. 5. Music Therapy • Profession grew out of VA • Now a unique clinical discipline • Success with difficult to treat conditions: TBI, Autism, Dementia
  6. 6. Explosion of Music Health Research
  7. 7. Media Attention Grows
  8. 8. Integrative Music Therapy Approach Text INFLUE Ken Bruscia Client Lead - Music Therapy Providing an appropriate setting for a client to follow their interests through Creating Stations featuring a variety of artistic mediums. These activities are structured musically by the therapist often resulting in a full brain workout.
  9. 9. The IMTS Approach in Actionand How Music Therapy Tools Can Be Used at a Distance
  10. 10. Realistic Victories for the Profoundly Differently Abled Case Studies with Matthew and David
  11. 11. “Matthew” TextLook For:•Non verbal thoughincreasing vocalizations.•Shaking hands for firsttime ever.•Increasing engagement.Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  12. 12. Case Study: “Matthew”What Your Saw What‟s Happening Realistic Victory•Non verbal though •Vocalization validated. •Matthew shakesincreasing vocalizations hands! •ISO Principle used to•Shaking hands for first deepen engagement. •Increasingtime. communication skills •Vocally matching•Increasing tonality •Brighter affectengagement.
  13. 13. David‟s Story:Realistic Victories Are Possible Therapeutically & Bureaucratica Diagnosis “ Cerebral palsy, spastic quadriparxsis, seizure disorder, osteopenia and cortical vision impairment. He is non- ambulatory. He requires a wheelchair, stroller and stander for mobility. He is non-verbal. ” -- California Department of Developmental Services David‟s Court Victory Restoring Funding for Music Therapy “Shaun Hussain, M.D., a pediatric neurologist treating therapy “has become a critical means to alleviate the otherwise devastating cognitive and psychosocial impact of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome [claimant‟s specific epilepsy syndrome].” Although he exhibits severe neurocognitive disability, [claimant] seems to demonstrate improved social, emotional and even cognitive functioning during therapy sessions. This has not been accomplished in any other academic setting nor has it been achieved previously with the aid of other behavioral and pharmacological therapies. Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn, M. D., a pediatric pulmonologist treating claimant therapy „has been helping [him] . . . to increase his breath control, increase his oxygenation, decrease his seizure recovery time, and to help stabilize and lower his heart rate.‟”
  14. 14. “David”Text What to Look For •Change in timing of hitting tambourine. •Therapist manually assisting with breathing. •Eye fixation initially and then eye movement increases.
  15. 15. DavidWhat Your Saw What‟s Realistic Victory•Therapist hitting Happening •Avoiding full seizure.tambourine with client. •Therapist using •Reinforcing learned entrainment•Therapist using deep breathingmanual bio feedback to •Therapist using ISO techniquesassist in deep breathing principle. •Evidence to David‟sprocess. •Therapist using high support system of his•Eye movement and metallic frequencies. internal world.depth of breathincreasing.•Singing “Go” thatrequires controlledbreathing mirroring andconscious thought.
  16. 16. The IMTS Approach in Action Other Techniques •Improvisational Drumming •Songwriting •Guided Imagery In Music •Motor Planning Rehab
  17. 17. The Challenge1 Music Therapist 62,000 People
  18. 18. Music Therapy Tools Available in Telemedicine 1. Music Listening to Help Self Regulation Utilize the Iso principle and technology like Coro Health.2. Make Music & Dance TogetherBond, self regulate, have fun and download music makingapps. 3. SingFit
  19. 19. Sing It!
  20. 20. That‟s What Singing Does
  21. 21. Closing1. Thanks to Clients for Sharing Video (and Paula)2. Questions & Answers
  22. 22. ContactAndy