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Welcome to MUSICAL JOURNEY owned by Noriko, a Master’s level board-certified music therapist and neurologic music therapist. I am currently offering online music therapy & music lessons, so that you and/or your family members can receive high quality and evidence-based services from home.

What is neurologic music therapy (NMT)? 

NMT is based on scientific findings and specifically designed for neurological disorders/conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and traumatic brain injury [TBI]). NMT was developed by Dr. Michael Thaut, Dr. Corene Hurt-Thaut, Dr. Gerald McIntosh, M.D., and Ruth Rice, DPT. The techniques in NMT address sensorimotor, speech and language, cognitive, and emotional domains.

Examples of NMT techniques:

  • Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) for gait training
  • Therapeutic Instrumental Music Performance (TIMP) for fine and gross motor movements
  • Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) for non-fluent aphasia
  • Musical Speech Stimulation (MUSTIM) for prosodic speech gestures and automatic speech
  • Rhythmic Speech Cueing (RSC) for speech rate control (e.g., stroke, TBI, Parkinson’s disease)
  • Vocal Intonation Therapy (VIT) for voice control (e.g., increasing pitch range – Parkinson’s disease)
  • Therapeutic Singing (TS) for engagement (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Musical Attention Control Training (MACT) for focused, sustained, selective, and alternating attention
  • Musical Mnemonics Training (MMT) for memorization
  • Associative Mood and Memory Training (AMMT) for memory recall

Reference: Thaut, M., & Hoemberg V. (2014). Handbook of Neurologic Music Therapy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press

Please contact Noriko for a free virtual consultation Contact us

Phone: (913) 744-1265

Email: nori@ksmomusictherapy.com.

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