Music Therapy and the NDIS: Understanding music therapy as a reasonable and necessary support service for people with disability

Katrina Skewes McFerran, Jeanette Tamplin, Grace Thompson, Juyong Lee, Melissa Murphy, Kate Teggelove

Australian Music Therapy Association | Published : 2016


This document results from the findings of a small scoping study conducted to develop a better understanding of the needs, perspectives, and goals of all stakeholders in the provision of music-based services within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Interviews were conducted with 10 consenting participants (Registered Music Therapists, NDIS Plan Support Coordinators and a Parent of a Participant of the Scheme) with the content of these interviews forming the data used for analysis. With the study strongly highlighting a lack of community and sector understanding of music therapy, this document looks to stimulate discussion and solutions to broadening knowledge of the professio..

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