A look into the use of music therapy in the treatment of Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness PDOC
What is the role of music therapy in the treatment of Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness (PDOC)? According to music therapists from the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in the United Kingdom who work with patients with PDOC, the role of music therapy is both multi-faceted and individualized to the client’s needs when working with patients with PDOC. While describing their music therapy assessment and intervention process, the music therapists note how they use music therapy for ongoing assessment of patients with PDOC and to work towards goals of improved sensory, physical, and cognitive abilities. In this informative lecture, music therapists share examples of their work, including three case studies, and provide an overview of the two music therapy groups they offer in their hospital treatment program for individuals with PDOC. To access the video and learn about the positive outcomes for individuals with PDOC receiving music therapy, click this link.