Individual and group music sessions may focus on treatment and maintenance of symptoms resulting from neurological disorders such as:
- Atypical Parkinsonian disorders
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Goal areas may include:
Motor Maintenance-Using elements of music and rhythm to address functional movement skills such as safe ambulation, balance, coordination, range of motion, freezing of gait and activities of daily living.
Speech and Language-Addressing vocal issues including language loss/inaccessibility, articulation, intelligibility/dysarthria, vocal quality and speech comprehension through therapeutic singing interventions.
Emotional Wellbeing-Mitigating symptoms of depression and isolation through active engagement in music therapy experiences.
Therapeutic music interventions may include:
Neurologic Music Therapy Interventions:
- Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS)
- Therapeutic Instrumental Music Play (TIMP)
- Patterned Sensory Enhancement (PSE)
- Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT)
- Vocal Intonation Therapy (VIT)
- Rhythmic Speech Cuing (RSC)
- Oral Motor and Respiratory Exercises (OMREX)
Singing: Using call and response, vocal warm-ups and other performance based techniques to improve speech and language abilities.
Clinical Improvisation: Extemporaneous co-creation of music (vocal, instrumental) between client and therapist to address therapeutic goals.