Mobile Music Therapy Services of Orange County
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Musical Assessment of Gerontologic Needs and Treatment:  The MAGNET Survey
MMB Music, St. Louis, MO

"A unique integration of assessment components based on the American Music Therapy Association standards of practice, MAGNET complies with the criteria of the minimal data system (MDS) and requirements for accreditation of facilities that provide services. It is a significant contribution to music therapy program development to assure life quality for older adults." 

 ~Alicia Ann Clair, PhD, MT-BC

"An essential and exciting new way to evaluate the needs of older adults, this assessment tool is insightful, thorough, and scientific in its origin. Music therapists will find this work enormously helpful in substantiating music as a therapeutic process." 

 ~Kay Sherwood Roskam, PhD, MT-BC

"An important contribution to support best practice standards in music therapy treatment. . .a substantial addition to the assessment literature."

~Michael Thaut, PhD, RMT

"Responds to the need for a published, standardized music therapy specific gerontological assessment tool -- a tremendous service to the music therapy community. Roberta Adler provides the clinician with much needed data to validate clinical practice, essential for third party reimbursement. MAGNET is a must for any music therapist working in geriatrics and for trainers of future music therapists."

~Concetta M. Tomaino, DA, MT-BC

Rationale for the Inclusion of Music Therapy In Section P2 and Section T of the Minimum Data Set 3.0 (Nursing Home Resident Assessment and Care Screening): Supplement to Information from the American Music Therapy Association, December 2003

Annotated Bibliography of Research: Music Therapy and Draft MDS 3.0, December 2003

Haight, Barbara and Gibson, Faith: Burnside's Working with Older Adults: Group Process and Techniques, fourth edition, Jones and Bartlett, 2005. Chapter 16: Music and Other Arts Activities in the Lives of Older Adults, by Barry Bortnick. Editorial and Bibliographical support to Dr. Bortnick


The MuSense Program: Music Therapy for Development of Multisensory and

Body Awareness in Children and Adults with Severe to Profound Multiple

Disabilities (with Olga Samsonova-Jellison, MA, MT-BC) 

In Press (Anticipated publication date June 2017)  Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London UK



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Roberta S. Adler, MT-BC, Internship Director, Fellow, Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy : Office (714) 534-2855 : Cell (714) 747-9264