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neurologic music therapy
Neurologic music therapy is the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor dysfunctions. It is based on neuroscience research and utilizes standardized techniques that are targeted at a specific brain function and at improving a specific neurological deficit. Individuals with neurologically based motor difficulties, speech/language delays, behavioral issues, and genetic or congenital disorders may benefit from this therapeutic intervention. The neurologic music therapist at Pediatric Therapies works very closely with the multi-disciplinary team in developing goals and objectives that meet functional outcomes. Music therapy here provides evaluation and intervention in the following areas:
* Motor Skills
* Posture Training/Gait
* Speech/Language Development
* Sensorimotor Integration
* Emotional Expression
* Decision-making/Problem-solving Skills
What is Neurologic Music Therapy?
Neurologic Music Therapy is a set of standardized techniques that are used to treat neurological disorders. These research-based strategies focus on areas including cognition, sensory issues, attention, speech/language difficulties, executive functioning, gait, coordination, range of motion and other problems of a neurological nature.
How does Neurologic Music Therapy Work?
Each technique is designed to target a specific brain function. Research has shown that rhythm changes the brain′s behavior and alters the responses of the neurological system. These changes can be seen in the domains of sensorimotor, cognitive, and speech/language functions.
Who benefits from Neurologic Music Therapy?
Individuals with Autism spectrum disorders, Williams Syndrome, Rett′s Syndrome, speech/language delays, Cerebral Palsy and other neurologically-based difficulties.
What is a typical music therapy session like?
Neurologic Music Therapy sessions are fun and interactive. They can be individual or group and consist of singing, movement, playing instruments, listening and songwriting.
How do I find out more?
Contact Gloria Isaacks, MT-BC, NMT at Pediatric Therapies at Cool Springs.