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MedRhythms, Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, & Berklee College of Musicare collaborating to bring Wendy Magee and The XXth International MATADOC Training to Boston in September. Get your tickets today!

When: Sep 26 at 8 AM – Sep 28 at 5 PM

Where: Spaulding Hospital Cambridge

1575 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

What is the MATADOC?

The MATADOC is a standardized assessment and evaluation system for music therapists working with minimally responsive populations, or populations whose awareness is unknown due to profound brain damage. This includes people born with brain damage, who have had a stroke, or who might have sustained brain injury through accidents such as road traffic accidents, gunshot wounds, drowning or falls. It can be used for: diagnosis of awareness in adults with disorders of consciousness; treatment planning and goal setting; evaluation of long-term treatment with patients in chronic care settings.

With which populations can it be used? People with complex needs resulting in ‘minimal’ responsiveness e.g. adults and children in vegetative or minimally conscious states; late/end-stage dementia; advanced neurological illness such as Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington’s Disease; profound and multiple developmental disabilities; people with end stage terminal illnesses.

MATADOC has been standardized and validated for use with adults with disorders of consciousness. It is an assessment, diagnostic and treatment evaluation tool.

Which clinical settings?

• Rehabilitation settings

• Nursing home settings (and other continuing care) for diagnosis, treatment planning and evaluation of ongoing treatment.

• Intensive care

What does the first level training involve?

• Classroom lectures

• Experiential sessions

• Video observations

Participants will learn to understand the clinical presentation of people with DOC; how to run a MATADOC session; how to complete the documentation; how to formulate a diagnosis; and how to communicate the assessment findings to interdisciplinary teams and families. Training tools include handouts and training videos that are accessible post-training to assist professionals in applying classroom learning to clinical session.

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