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Working in Neurologic Rehabilitation


The MusicWorx Toolbox course Group Music Therapy Interventions Working in Neurologic Rehabilitation is ideal for working in a neurologic rehabilitation setting. But the ideas are adaptable to fit almost any population, helping clients achieve cognitive, sensorimotor, speech and language, social, and emotional goals. These intervention ideas are thorough enough that music therapists may replicate them exactly to create successful therapeutic sessions. But they also may incorporate any therapist’s unique artistic interpretation. Expand on each session intervention to create up to one hour of equivalent topic therapeutic musical exercises. Or, use two or more interventions interchangeably to create a multi-dynamic session that can accommodate hours of exceptional music therapy interventions!

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SKU: CMTE-004 Category:

Toolbox Adaptability

  • with neurologically impaired clients, in group residential and/or outpatient settings
  • as a template for other music-centered wellness groups in a neurologic rehabilitation facility
  • for easy adaptation in group sessions to meet the needs of unique clients

What’s Inside This Toolbox

  • 146 single-sided pages
  • 50 digital files for colorful handouts, including songs, articles, books, CD titles
  • 20 easy-to-read, detailed sessions
  • 5 diverse topic sections
  • 3 audio files
  • digital form download (included with CMTEs)
  • foreword by a client with traumatic brain injury
  • music-and-neurologic rehabilitation information
  • program-development resources, including regional and national associations, session templates, and in-service presentation ideas
  • testimonials by treatment team members


  • What Is Neurological Rehabilitation?
  • Music and Neurology
  • Staff Education and Training
  • Ideas For Collaborative Services

Active Music Making

  • Session 1: Drumming
  • Session 2: Tone Chimes
  • Session 3: Group Singing
  • Session 4: Kalimba Magic

Songwriting / Lyric Analysis

  • Session 5: Group Songwriting
  • Session 6: Individualized Songwriting Within the Group Dynamic
  • Session 7: Exploring Expression of Neurologic Rehabilitation in
    Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Session 8: The Blues

Relaxation to Music

  • Session 9: Toning Through the Elements
  • Session 10: Sounds of Our Surroundings
  • Session 11: Music Making for Relaxation
  • Session 12: Reflecting Through Life Stages

Music and Movement

  • Session 13: A Hawaiian Hula Hukilau
  • Session 14: A Myriad of Music and Movement
  • Session 15: Boomwhacker Bliss
  • Session 16: Beamz Away!

Special Topics

  • Session 17: Beatles Mania
  • Session 18: Creative Arts to Music
  • Session 19: Neurologic Music Therapy Session
  • Session 20: Exploring Our Planet Through World Music
  • Testimonials from Treatment Team Members
  • In Partnership with
  • Resources

Learning Objectives

References to items on the Board Certification Domains are based on the Practice Analysis Study of 2014. Those registered for the MusicWorx Toolbox course Group Music Therapy Interventions Working in Neurologic Rehabilitation will develop or improve their abilities to help others express themselves through active music-making, writing songs, and analyzing lyrics. Participants will learn these skills for group settings and individual work.

The MusicWorx Toolbox course Group Music Therapy Interventions Working in Neurologic Rehabilitation addresses these specific competencies in the current Board Certification Domains:

Learning Objective 1
Scope of Practice

Explain how to implement country– and culture–specific music therapeutically into sessions.
I. C. 3, 6, 8, 9, II. A. 1, 2b, e, g, h, l, m, n, o, v, s, aa, bb, gg
II. A. 5. a, b, e, j, q, s, v

Learning Objective 2
Scope of Practice

Describe three possible client benefits of participating in an active music–making intervention.
III. A. 2, 5. a–j, n–q, s, u–w, y–aa

Learning Objective 3
Scope of Practice

Explain specific reasons for incorporating NMT techniques in music therapy sessions.
I. C. 4–6, 13–14
II. A. 2. h, j, p, q, r, t

Learning Objective 4
Scope of Practice

Compose a blues song to facilitate group blues songwriting.
I. C 14
II. A. 1. a, b, d, h, 3. f

About The Author

Rebecca Vaudreuil, EdM, MT–BC

Neurologic Music Therapist, NICU Specialist
Rebecca Vaudreuil is a Massachusetts native who earned her bachelor of music degree in music therapy at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and her master of education degree at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A board-certified music therapist, Rebecca has achieved her fellowship in neurologic music therapy and is a neonatal music therapy specialist.

For MusicWorx Inc., Rebecca developed a telemusic therapy program that provides continuing music therapy to veterans who relocate to remote, unserviced areas and the curriculum for two Toolbox self-study courses:


For Resounding Joy, she developed the Semper Sound music therapy program, is the director of East Coast Semper Sound programming in the Greater Boston area, and serves as their national military consultant and liaison.

Rebecca frequently travels across the United States, lecturing at universities, academies, and regional and national conferences. Her passion for international music therapy has led her to Africa, India, and Japan, and each year, Rebecca visits Jamaica with the Jamaica Field Service Project to supervise music therapy students facilitating music therapy services in hospitals, infirmaries, orphanages, and schools of hope. Currently, Rebecca works at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, providing music therapy services to returning veterans and their families as part of the National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Partnership.

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Additional information

15 CMTE Credits

Included (+$100), Not Included

User Reviews

This is the 4th MusicWorx Toolbox course that I have purchased and have not been disappointed. A wealth of information is provided in each course, and session plans can be used immediately and adapted with just about any population.

Richard D. Cross, MAT, MT-BC | January 2018

Thanks for this great resource...found the book and assignments very beneficial.

Kathleen Marsh, MT-BC | January 2018

The session plan examples were extremely helpful! The toolbox material course book is a great resource to have.

Courtney Neff, MT-BC | April 2017

...I also bought Group Music Therapy Interventions Working in Neurologic Rehabilitation by Rebecca Vaudreuil and am very impressed with both books. Thanks again for providing such great products.

Linda Jedrzejek, MT–BC | October 2012

The Group Music Therapy interventions Working in Neurologic Rehabilitation Toolbox course was very inspiring, encouraging and useful. Thank you for creating another avenue to obtain CMTE credits.

Robin Jacobs, MT-BC | July 2012