NMT is a research-guided clinical model that is driven by advances in neuroscience and the understanding of the perception, production, and performance of music and how music can influence and change non-musical brain and behavior function.
Mediating Models: Influence of Music on Nonmusical Behavior
Clinical Research Models: Therapeutic Effects of Music
NMT is defined as the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, affective, sensory, language, and motor dysfunctions due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system. It is for any population including stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, mental health, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, communication, and psychosocial function.
Neurologic Music Therapy is a standardized system of clinical techniques that use the functional perception of all properties of music to train and retrain brain and behavior function.
Made up of standardized treatment techniques which are applied to therapy as Therapeutic Music Interventions, and are adaptable to the patient’s needs.