Journal article

Music therapy for early cognitive rehabilitation post-childhood TBI: An intrinsic mixed methods case study

Janeen Bower, Cathy Catroppa, Denise Grocke, Helen Shoemark

DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROREHABILITATION | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this case study was to explore the behavioural changes of a paediatric patient in post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) during a music therapy session. A secondary objective was to measure the effect of the music therapy intervention on agitation. METHOD: Video data from pre, during and post-music therapy sessions were collected and analysed using video micro-analysis and the Agitated Behaviour Scale. RESULTS: The participant displayed four discrete categories of behaviours: Neutral, Acceptance, Recruitment and Rejection. Further analysis revealed brief but consistent and repeated periods of awareness and responsiveness to the live singing of familiar songs, which were c..

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