This interactive guidebook includes details about getting an intergenerational music therapy program with 16 young children and 8 older adults off the ground. In six chapters, the authors provide research-based facts, themes and content for engaging sessions, 12 thought-out session plans and accompanying assistant plans, documentation/reporting suggestions, and additional resources. Interactive media such as colorful images, audio examples, and video demonstrations make the content easy and accessible for everyone. Tips for unique adaptations, review questions, and checklists support the readers to successfully implement this program in their setting. This intergenerational music therapy program is validated by research and ready to take off!
Must-Have for Music Therapists
Concise and informative, this book provides everything a music therapist could ever need to implement a thriving intergenerational music therapy program. The interactive photos, charts, videos, and visuals provide a wealth of information in a very accessible way. I was especially impressed with the example session plans, which were full of beneficial interventions for both older adults and young children. I am looking forward to implementing an effective intergenerational program with this book as my resource!
Me and My Grandfriends
This delightfully creative publication is filled with songs and ideas for creating a successful intergenerational music therapy program. Multimedia examples make for instant application across a variety of venues. Very user-friendly.