Music Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology: A Collaborative Approach to Evidence-Based Practice
9/15/18 - 9/15/18
Elisha Madsen, MME, MT-BC (NICU-MT)
Leanne Wade, Ph.D., MT-BC
Elisha Madsen received her Master’s degree in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas prior to working five years as a Board Certified Music Therapist in a medical prison. Elisha completed advanced training in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Music Therapy and now holds the credential NICU-MT. She is currently the Director of the Novack Family Music Therapy Program at the California Pacific Medical Center, Women and Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, where she is creating and growing the hospital’s first Music Therapy program. Elisha’s professional interests include neurologic music therapy, clinical research, and collaboration among evidence-based disciplines to promote a standard of best practice care.
Leanne Wade is a Board Certified Music Therapist who works with patients and families to meet healthcare goals. She holds designations as both a Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) and a NICU-MT. Currently, she is employed by Mercy San Juan Medical Center as the Music Therapy Program Coordinator. Leanne uses the latest music therapy techniques and evidence-based research to assist patients during their hospital stay. During her twenty-one year career, Leanne has worked with a variety of populations from birth to death. Leanne holds a Ph.D. in Music Education with an emphasis in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas.