Aldona Vilkeliene


The article presents the case study, which highlights the limitation of physical, social and self-expression needs, caused by disability. It is concluded that the needs of the disabled transformed during music activity and changed their hierarchy – the social needs and self-expression have become more important than physical. The disabled has established himself as an older and more experienced person’s identity, giving the advice and assessments on musical themes; a partner’s and a friend's identity - he has not complained about his pains, and has learned to notice the other people's emotions; the physical opportunities have extended as well – the disabled started exercising and began to show more willingness to move in the wheelchair. This substantiates the studies of Stige (2004), Moreno (2006), predicating that if the person's life is based on the culture and social relations, then his personal priorities change.


music therapy; needs of the disabled; transformation

Full Text:



Aldridge, A.(2005). Guidelines in case study design research in music therapy. In: Case study design in music therapy. Ed. D. Aldridge. London and Philadephia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, p. 235–256.

Aleksienė, V. (2009). Lietuvių etnochoreografija autistiškiems vaikams: ugdymo ir terapijos aspektai. Mokslo studija. Vilnius: Ciklonas, X p.

Antonovsky, A. (1987) Unraveling the mistery of health. How people manage stress and stay well. San-Francisco: Jossey – Bass,.

Arom, S. (2000). Prolegomena to a biomusicology. In N.L. Wallin, B.Merker and S.Brown. The origins of music. London: MIT Press.

Čirpuvienė, V., Stošiuvienė, K. (2002). Muzikos poveikis kalbos ugdymui. Iš: Neįgaliųjų meninis ugdymas: psichologinės reabilitacijos ir socializacijos galimybės. Sud. A. Piličiauskas. Vilnius: Lamuc.

Davidson, J. (2004). What can the social psychology of Music offer community music therapy? In Community music therapy. Ed.M.Pavlevic and G.Ansdell. London and Philadephia: Jessica Kingsey Publisher.

Elefant, C. (2005). The use of single case designs in testing a specific hypotesis. In: Case study design in music therapy. Ed. D. Aldridge. London and Philadephia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, p. 145–162.

Goodley D., Tregaskis C (2006). Storying Disability and Impairment: Retrospective Accounts of Disabled Family Life // Qualitative Health Research. V.16,p. 630-646..

Hargreaves, D., Miell, D., McDonalds, R. (2002). Musical identities. London, Oxford university press.

Holck, U. (2007). An ethnographic descriptive approach to video micro analysis. In: Microanalysis in Music therapy. Ed.s T. Wosh and T. Wigram. London and Philadephia: Jessica Kingsey Publishers, p. 29–40.

Kamal,A., Currow D.,Ritchie C., Bull J. (2013). Community-Based Palliative Care: The Natural Evolution for Palliative Care Delivery in the U.S. In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Vol. 46,p. 254-264

Kern, P. (2005). The use of single case designs in an interactive play setting. In: Case study design in music therapy. Ed. D. Aldridge. London and Philadephia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, p. 119–144.

Legkauskas, V. (2004). Žmogaus socialinės motyvacijos pagrindai. Sociologija. Mintis ir veiksmas, t.2, p.53-63.

Lunder, U., Sauter, S, Fürst, C.F.( 2004). Evidenced – based palliative care: believes and evidence for changing practise. Palliatve medicine, v.18, p.265-266.

Malloch, S.N. (1999/2000). Mothers and infants and communicative musicality, Musicae scientiate, p.29-58.

McClelland D.(1987). Human motivation. New-York: Cambridge University Press.

Mead, G.H, (1967). Mind, self and society: from the standpoint of social behaviorist. Chicago, University of Chicago press.

O‘Callaghan, C. (1987). Isolation in an Isolated Spot: Music therapy in a palliative care: whats happening now in Australia? In Next step foward . Music therapy with the terminally ill. Proceedings from a symposium for music therapists working in palliative care. New York: Calvary hospital, p.32-33.

Pilar Matud, M.(2004). Gender differences in stress and coping styles. Personality and individual differences, V.37, p. 1401-1415.

Stige, B. (2004). Community music therapy: Culture, care and wlefare in Ed. M.Pavlevic and G.Ansdell . Community music therapy. Lodon and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, p.91-113.

Tucek, G. (2005). Traditional oriental musictherapy in neurological rehabilitation. In Aldridge D. Music therapy and neurological rehabilitation performing health. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, p.211-230.

Wosh, T. (2007). Microanalysis in music therapy: introduction and theoretical basis. In: Microanalysis in Music therapy. Eds. T. Wosh and T. Wigram. London and Philadephia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, p. 13–26.

Рeан, А. (1999). Психология изучeния личности. Санкт Пeтeрбург : Изд. Михайлова.

Випиунас, В.(2006). Психология развития мотивации. Санкт Пeтeрбург: Рeч, 2006.



  • There are currently no refbacks.