Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) was introduced in 1999 after years of research and development by five researchers and clinicians (Michael Thaut, PhD; Gerald McIntosh, MD; Volker Hoemberg, MD; Corene Thaut, PhD; and Ruth Rice, DPT). This approach is based in research findings from the Center for Biomedical Research in Music at Colorado State University and the Neurorehabilitation Institute at Dusseldorf University Medical School. Very recently, and out of over 600 entries, The Oxford Handbook for Neurologic Music Therapy (2014), edited by Drs. Thaut and Hoemberg was awarded 2nd Place in the category "Best New Neurology Book of 2014" by the British Medical Association.
NMT is use to help patients maintain or improve sensorimotor, speech and language, and cognitive functioning. Within this approach, there are 20 techniques which require, in addition to holding credentials as a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC), advanced training in NMT to effectively implement. These techniques are based on the neurologic changes that occur in the brain as a person is processing or producing music. NMT started with a series of research, developed into standardized techniques, and has produced incredible results for our patients.
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Allison G. Hingley, MM, MT-BC
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