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Neurologic Music Therapy

Our Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) Program creates individualized interventions to help you or someone you love affected by neurologic injury or disease. NMT differs from traditional Music Therapy. It is based on cutting-edge neuroscience research of music perception and production. It examines how the brain responds to music and impacts neuroplasticity to help the brain recover from injury in the areas of movement, language and cognition.

Neurologic Music Therapy is the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory and motor dysfunctions due to neurologic disease or injury. Treatment techniques are based upon the scientific knowledge of the profound effects of music on the human brain.

Levels of Care for Neurologic Music Therapy

Along the way, your recovery is supported by some the most advanced rehabilitation treatments, research and programs available that create a continuum of care.

  • Hospital Rehab
  • Long-Term Acute
  • Outpatient

Spaulding's Approach to Neurologic Music Therapy

NMT at Spaulding helps people at all levels of cognitive function. Our program focuses on three key areas:

  • Speech & Language: Aphasia, Apraxia, Dysarthria, Voice Disorders
  • Sensorimotor: Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Gait Training
  • Cognition: Attention, Memory, Initiation, Executive Function, Neglect training

Treatment areas include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Autism

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Healing Through Music

Hear from Spaulding patients about how music — and your generous support — helps them heal through innovative, personalized rehabilitation programs.