This is an introductory course designed to give speech-language pathologists the confidence to incorporate elements of music into therapy with clients of all ages - including helping those clients to maintain therapeutic gains upon discharge - while staying within the SLP scope of practice.
Course created on May 28, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 ways music can be useful when delivering speech-language pathology services.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe ways to use elements of music in therapy to manage or overcome barriers in speaking, thinking and swallowing.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to apply at least one musical element to a current client’s treatment plan of care.
|5-15 Minutes||Cognition and music|
|15-20 Minutes||Music therapist vs SLP using music|
|20-30 Minutes||Music and language involve “dual hemisphere processes”|
|30-40 Minutes||Glial cells and Einstein|
|40-50 Minutes||Evidence-based practice|
|50-55 Minutes||Elements of music are not copyrighted: how anyone can incorporate them for functional outcomes|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Becky Mitchum, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Becky Mitchum is a speech-language pathologist currently serving on the rehabilitation team of the White River Medical Center Hospital outpatient clinic in Batesville, Arkansas. In addition to being an SLP, Becky has over 25 years as a professional violinist. She studied violin performance under Tiberius Klausner at the Conservatory of Music in Kansas City, Missouri, and has played in orchestras in the USA as well as in Germany. She plays on a French violin made in 1833. Becky was a violinist with the Arkansas Symphony in Little Rock for several decades before becoming a certified speech-language pathologist. Becky no longer teaches violin or plays with the Arkansas Symphony, but stays active with her violin in the community.
Whether music, rhythm entrainment, hippotherapy, art, or humor: multi-modal input, novel stimuli, and positive associations are all principles of neuroplasticity. In the case of using elements of music as treatment tools, for the right patient and the right clinician using the right elements and with the right therapy framework, speech-language gains can be tremendous.
Becky is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA). She holds the credential of Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) through the Brain Injury Association of America.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
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