Journal article

Whose choice? Exploring multiple perspectives on music therapy access under the National Disability Insurance Scheme

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

Australian Journal of Music Therapy | Australian Music Therapy Association | Published : 2018


In plain language This research study investigates how different stakeholders perceived access to music therapy under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the trial sites between 2013 and 2015. Nine people who had the lived experience of the matter such as NDIS planners, Registered Music Therapists (RMTs) and a parent of a boy with a disability were individually interviewed. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis reveals that everyone believed that music therapy was not fully understood or received well by everyone, and RMTs need to take more active roles in educating and promoting music therapy to staff in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), allied health profe..

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