Neurologic Music Therapy


What is Neurologic Music Therapy?

Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is a research-based system of 20 standardized clinical techniques for sensorimotor training, speech and language training, and cognitive training. Its treatment techniques are based on the scientific knowledge in music perception and production and the effects thereof on nonmusical brain and behavior functions. Populations served by NMT include stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, and communication (e.g., MS, Muscular Dystrophy, etc). NMT goals goals and interventions address rehabilitation, development, and maintenance of functional behaviors (Thaut, 2015).

Neurologic Music Therapy interventions include:

Cognition and Attention Control

  • Improve ability to sustain attention to a given stimulus through focus on elements of music for children with ADHD or ASD.

Speech

  • Address speech delays through singing tasks that invite children with developmental and speech delays to initiate, develop, and articulate sung words, phrases, or songs;
  • Address speech needs by pairing music and words to regain speech after a stroke or TBI.

Movement and Coordination

  • Address gait training needs by using rhythm to cue steps, addressing cadence, velocity, and stride length after a stroke, for people with Parkinson’s disease, and other neurologic conditions affecting gait.
Length Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks) Per Lesson
30 minutes $832.00 $1,664.00 $52.00
45 minutes $1,172.00 $2,344.00 $73.25
60 minutes $1,504.00 $3,008.00 $94.00
Group Session Varies Varies Varies

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Semesters 2017-18

More info available at Academic Calendars

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Fees & Aid

  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $35 registration fee per student ($50 per family)
  • There is a $15 fee per term for payment plans
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study

BMS is committed to removing any financial barriers. Tuition assistance is available.

Tuition Assistance

Questions?

Do you have any questions about this class?
Call 617-277-4593 or email info@bmsmusic.org

Faculty


Adrienne Flight

Adrienne Flight

Adrienne practices client-centered music therapy. Music therapy sessions are driven by individual clients’ goals and strengths. She uses instrument improvisation, ...(more)

Music Therapy Info

What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. In music therapy sessions, music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals.

How Does Music Therapy Make a Difference?

Music stimulates all of the senses and involves the client at many levels, facilitating multiple developmental skills, encouraging socialization, self-expression, communication, and motor development. Our board-certified music therapists use music-based interventions in a clinical setting to help clients achieve individualized goals.

Who Can Benefit from Music Therapy?

Music therapy is for people of all ages with various strengths and needs. The list includes:

  • People with language, motor, and other developmental delays
  • People with exceptionalities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Children, teenagers, and adults with mental health needs
  • Adults who have experienced stroke or traumatic brain injury
  • Adults with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia