Croatia, Zagreb-Luznica

Music as Support to Train Language Skills: Concepts, Methods, and Techniques to Empower and Rehabilitate Speech Disorders in Children and Adults through Evidence-Based Musical Activities

when 22 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 400

As you already know, music therapy is a clinically and scientifically proven application of musical interventions with the aim of achieving individualised and clearly defined goals in therapeutic, psychological, and educational relationships with the help of a music therapist. It represents the use of music and/or its elements (sound, rhythm, melody, harmony), individually or in a group process, so as to provide and enhance communication and learning, stimulation of expression, and other important clinical goals, to achieve physical, emotional, mental, social, and cognitive needs.
There are a number of different evidence-based models and methods in music therapy, adapted to people with various difficulties. This summer school addresses those models and methods that are primarily focused on the rehabilitation of language difficulties

Course leader

Ljiljana Pačić-Turk, Assistant Professor, Head of the Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Croatia in collaboration with Alessandro Antonietti, Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology, Facoltà di Psicologia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cu

Target group

The summer school is primarily intended for rehabilitators and therapists (in particular speech therapists and music therapists), psychologists and psychiatrists, educators and trainers, musicians and experts working in the musical field with educational, therapeutic or rehabilitation goals, as well as other professions and students of related subjects.

Course aim

The aim of the summer school is to provide participants with a set of concepts and practical methods and techniques to encourage adoption or re-adoption of language skills, including clients with language impairments (aphasia, dysphasia, dyslexia, verbal dyspraxia, specific language disorders) in music-based training and training activities.

Fee info

EUR 400: The registration fee includes accommodation in single rooms during the summer school, three meals a day (starts on Monday 22 of July 2019 with dinner and ends on Friday 26 July 2019 with lunch), transfer by minibus from the Catholic University of Croatia to Lužnica on Monday and back on Friday, together with summer school materials and the Certificate of Attendance.
HRK 2960: The registration fee includes accommodation in single rooms during the summer school, three meals a day (starts on Monday 22 of July 2019 with dinner and ends on Friday 26 July 2019 with lunch), transfer by minibus from the Catholic University of Croatia to Lužnica on Monday and back on Friday, together with summer school materials and the Certificate of Attendance.