Webinars – Content and Learning Outcomes

Chroma runs a range of informative webinars to support the work we do. We hope that commissioners, case managers, parents and patients find these webinars useful in understanding treatment options and pathways. Click here to sign up for our webinar series

Webinar 1 -This webinar will provide rationale for the use of music to address communication deficits in neurologic rehabilitation. A brief review of neuroscience research examining cortical activation with music and how that information informs clinical music therapy choices will support the learning.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding basic diagnostic information for aphasia, apraxia of speech, and dysarthria
  • Understanding ways to stimulate speech and language with music

Given by: Sarah B. Johnson, MM, MT-BC

Webinar 2 -During this webinar, the theory of rhythm supporting the priming and timing of movement will be presented, followed by some background research on the other musical elements that support movement trajectory, and the motivational qualities of structured musical interactions. The technique Therapeutic Instrumental Music Performance (TIMP) will be defined in terms of practical application and the theoretical model that supports it.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding the theory of rhythm driven interventions for upper limb rehabilitation and inducing neural reorganisation
  • Understanding TIMP as an intervention using a published and publicly available protocol

Given by: Dr Alex Street, Phd

Webinar 3 – This webinar introduces the neuro-scientific framework for motor symptoms in neurology and movement stimulation by music and rhythm. Looking at a range of diseases and conditions including Stroke, ABI/TBI and MS, attendees will understand how appropriately selected and positioned instruments, can improve the range of motion, endurance, muscle strength, coordination of limbs, postural control, dexterity and grip, mobility and body perception and sensation.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding basic diagnostic information for motor symptoms in neurology
  • Understanding ways to stimulate motor function by music and rhythm
  • Understanding how to utilize music instruments for movement exercises, in order to solve patients functional problems

Given by: Dr Ania Bukowski, MT, PT, NMT-F

Webinar 4 – This webinar provides an overview of the evolving field of music therapy in the assessment and rehabilitation of those in Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness (PDOC).

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding of why and how music therapy may be used in the assessment of awareness
  • Introducing the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness with Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC)
  • Understanding how research using music therapy and neuro-physiological measures is developing the evidence base for music therapy in this population

Given by: Dr Julian O’Kelly

Webinar 5 – This webinar shows a practical approach to using clinical music therapy as an intervention in a paediatric Neuro-rehabilitation setting. A theoretical framework is provided to establish the base for clinical work.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding how clinical music therapy can be used within a paediatric setting
  • Understanding how outcomes linked to speech and language and social skills are made possible through clinical music therapy

Given by: Anna Menen, Neuologic Music Therapist