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Mon 11th March to Wed 13th March
Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) Training

This three day course will equip delegates to use the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) with minimally responsive patients in clinical settings.

The MATADOC is a standardised diagnostic music-based measure validated for use with adults with disorders of consciousness (DOC). The MATADOC provides a rigorous assessment and evaluation for use with people whose awareness is difficult to assess clinically due to complex clinical presentations compromising motor, cognitive and communication functioning. Although validated for adults with DOC, it can be used with other minimally responsive populations including children with DOC, those with profound developmental disabilities, end stage dementia or end stage terminal illness.
This training will cover the background to adult and child DOC patient groups, and the latest research evidence underpinning the rationale for using music in diagnosis, assessment and treatment with DOC patient groups.

This course is suitable for professionals who are
  • Practising as music therapists or students who have clinical/placement experience working with a population that presents with a disorder of consciousness.
  • Working with patient groups with profound brain damage including end stage dementia, end stage neurological illness and developmental disabilities

The training can be followed by an optional second level competency development which is offered through on line supervision.

Though most suited to professional music therapists, the training is also open to allied professionals who are experienced in working with DOC patient groups. The decision to open the MATADOC training to non-music therapy professionals is at the discretion of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

Cost £350

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