Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA): Clinical Guidelines for Group Work with Children and Adolescents

Author(s): Jenni Rook

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Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA) is a comprehensive handbook for assessing and documenting social skill development in group music therapy for children with developmental disabilities. It assists therapists in: communicating with teachers and administrators to develop a collaborative treatment approach; identifying baseline social abilities for individual music therapy clients; developing treatment goals targeting social skill development in music therapy; tracking data toward individualized objectives while monitoring correlation between affect and engagement of each client; and, reporting progress to classroom teachers and guardians. The MTSSA can also be adapted for use outside of the classroom setting and can be implemented with clients of various ages, including adults. With a CD-ROM of data collection and reporting tools, as well as songs composed to facilitate social interaction, this resource will be of immeasurable value to music therapists and students of music therapy.


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Jenni Rook is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor currently serving as the Clinical Director at the Institute for Therapy through the Arts. Rebecca West is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow with clinical experience working with adults and children challenged by a stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, Autism, and social-emotional difficulties. Jeffrey Wolfe is a Board-Certified Music Therapist, holds the Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) certification from the Center for Biomedical Research in Music in Colorado, and specializes in interventions for children with autism and developmental disorders. Pan Ho is a Board-Certified Music Therapist with advanced training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, and currently serves as the Training Coordinator at the Institute for Therapy through the Arts. Alana Dennis is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and Certified Child Life Specialist with Bachelor's degrees in Music Therapy and Voice Performance and a Master's Degree in Child Development from the Erikson Institute, Chicago. Yayoi Nakai-Hosoe is a Board-Certified Music Therapist with Master's degree in Music Therapy and Co-Founder of "Kakehashi" Music Therapy Connection Group, a music therapy company based in Japan. Kimberly Peyton-Reyes is a Board-Certified Music Therapist with a Master's Degree in Community Counseling and specializes in serving adults and children with developmental disabilities.

1. Introduction.; 2. Review of Literature.; 3. Administration Guidelines.; 4. Assessment Procedures.; 5. Data Collection and Goal Development.; 6. Documentation and Evaluation.; 7. Case Study and Sample Forms.; 8. Next Steps.; Tables.; Appendix A. Scales.; Appendix B. Assessment Protocols.; Appendix C. Data Tracking, Analysis and Progress Forms.; Appendix D. Letter to Teachers and Guardians Templates.; Appendix E. Consent to Record Form.; Appendix F. Definition of Terms.; References.; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9781849059855
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : May 2014
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jenni Rook
  • : Paperback
  • : 615.85154
  • : 224