Key Elements of the NMT Evidence-Based System

  • Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)® is a research-guided clinical system that is driven by advances in neuroscience and the understanding of the perception, cognition, and production of music and how music can influence and change non-musical brain and behavior function.
    • Rational Scientific Mediating Model
      • Musical Response Models
      • Nonmusical Parallel Models: shared, similar, parallel processes
      • 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 rehabilitation
    • Neuropediatric
    • Neurogeriatric
    • Neurodevelopmental
    • Neuropsychiatric
  • Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)® 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.
  • Treatment Implementation
    • Multidisciplinary
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Transdisciplinary

Senorimotor group with Physical Therapy
  • Made up of standardized treatment techniques which are applied to therapy as Therapeutic Music Interventions, and are adaptable to the patient’s needs.

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