- “Music as Therapy” – Skills sharing training program
- Who can participate?
- Targeted Areas of Disabilities
CRE (Continuous Rehabilitation Education) workshops
These workshops are specially designed for rehabilitation professionals. The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) has approved this workshop to be included in the CRE points.
Skills sharing workshop is an initiative by The Music Therapy Trust (TMTT) to offer specific musical tools, techniques and methods to help professionals in their existing work with special children. These workshops has been designed for both musician and non-musician professionals.
The workshop offers knowledge and skills based on evidence based clinical music therapy intervention and aims to enable the professionals to lead the special children in a creative and unique “Therapeutic Music Making Process”. Professionals are offered tools to lead and facilitate a music making session with the awareness and knowledge of therapeutic use of music.
The clinical approach shared in the workshop provides a non verbal, non threatening medium of self expression to the children with special needs and professionals receive practical ways to work in a non directive child centred approach. It is to be clarified that this module of workshop had been developed to offer an additional “add on” training for helping professionals. This program does not certify to work as a clinical music therapist.
Special educators, social workers, speech therapist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, psychologists, workers in the field of disability, parents with special children, musicians and music teachers.
Suggested eligibility qualities for participants
It is not required for the participants to be a musician or have some level of musical skills however if they are musicians or do have a musical background they will benefit even more. Participants with following qualities will benefit most from the workshop –
- open to learn and experiment
- creative, with positive attitude, energy and presence
- passionate about working with the children with special needs and willing to bring meaningful change in the life of the children
- with good level of participation in group activities and group discussions
- with good self reflective skills
- Cerebral palsy, other Physical Disabilities
- Developmental delay
- Intellectual Impairments and Visual Impairments
- Children with Multiple Disabilities
- Introduction of Clinical Music Therapy
- Therapeutic use of music in a clinical setting
- Application of music therapy with special children
- Techniques, methods and strategies of music therapy for special children
- Practical tools and tips to designing a music session in a class room setting
- Musical games and exercises for various therapeutic goals for the special need children
- Therapeutic Music making skills 1- Individual
- Therapeutic Music making skills 2 –Group