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Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era


URTA Conference March 22nd-23rd

2012 URTA Annual Conference

When: March 22 – March 23, 2012

Where: Noah’s Conference Center (South Jordan, UT)

Theme: “Catch the Vision”




The TRT track has been cancelled.

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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Consultant Notes


TRT Class

The next training will be in 2012. April 11, 12, 13, 14, 25, 26, 27 and May 9, 10, 11.  Class will be held from 8am – 5pm.

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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Consultant Notes


Translation problems? There’s an app for that!

Many of us struggle with language barriers between us and our residents.  Luckily, technology is on our side!  There are quite a few phone apps that we may use to help aid with communication.

for androids:

for iphones:

With google translate you can:

Translate text between more than 60 languages.Translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages using Google Translate for Android. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.With Google Translate you can:

* Translate text between 63 languages
* Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (17 languages)
* Listen to your translations spoken aloud (24 languages)
* Communicate with another person using speech-to-speech translation in Conversation Mode (ALPHA, 14 languages)
* Display translations in full screen mode to make it easier for others nearby to read
* Star your favorite translations for quick access even when you’re offline
* Access your translation history even when you’re offline
* Spell out the translation of non-Latin script languages (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, etc..) in Latin characters to read it phonetically (e.g. Pinyin, Romaji)
* View additional dictionary results for single words or short phrases

Translations between the following languages are supported:

Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish

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Posted by on January 10, 2012 in Consultant Notes


The music never stopped

The music never stopped

This is an incredible movie about music therapy and tying music to memory.   We all know of the incredible impact music has on our residents!  It’s also a great reflection on the person-centered philosophy and validation theory as the music therapist and father begins to understand and form a relationship with Gabriel only after they accept him for who he is and where he is at mentally.

Synopsis: Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must learn to embrace his son’s choices and try to connect with him through music.

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Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Consultant Notes


TRT Fall Class (October)

The next training for 2011 will be October 12, 13, 14, 15, 26, 27, 28 November 9, 10, 11.  Classes are from 8am – 5pm.

More information:

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Posted by on August 13, 2011 in Consultant Notes


QIS for Activities

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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Consultant Notes