DescriptionThis presentation will include a brief historical context to the Neurodiversity Movement before presenting three examples from Music Therapy research and practice which demonstrate examples of congruence and tension with the Neurodiversity Movement's ethos. This will be followed by a reflection on a recently co-authored position paper, drawing on Penni Winters' (2012) chapter in Loud Hands, where she asserts that "it's not what's done, but why it's done" that matters in relation to therapy and autism. This provocation will be used as a stimulus to reflect on the journey of co-authoring a position paper on the topic, reflecting on personal positioning, existing Music Therapy literature, and a composite case study example. The presentation will conclude with an invitation to dialogue and discuss the ideas presented and for delegates to share their own insights and experiences.
|Period||11 Jul 2020|
|Event title||British Association of Music Therapy (BAMT) Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) Network: A Focus on the Neurodiversity Movement|
|Location||N/A, United KingdomShow on map|
|Degree of Recognition||National|
- music therapy
The Neurodiversity Movement Invites Us to Consider Why We Work the Way Do as Music Therapists.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other › peer-review
“It’s Not What’s Done, But Why It’s Done”: Music Therapists’ Understanding of Normalisation, Maximisation and the Neurodiversity Movement
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article