Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is a form of music therapy developed for people suffering from cognitive, sensory, or motor dysfunctions - arising from neurological diseases of the nervous system. People who can benefit from this therapy include sufferers from: 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).
The Handbook of Neurologic Music Therapy is a comprehensive landmark text presenting a new and revolutionary model of music in rehabilitation, therapy and medicine that is scientifically validated and clinically tested. Each of the 20 clinical techniques is described in detail with specific exercises, richly illustrated and with pertinent background information regarding research and clinical diagnoses.
The book is a 'must have' for all neurologic music therapists and those who want to become one, clinicians, university faculty, and students alike. Physicians and therapists from other disciplines will find this tome an important guide to provide new insight how music can contribute significantly to brain rehabilitation and how Neurologic Music Therapists can be effective interdisciplinary providers in patient care.
Michael H Thaut received his masters and PhD in music from Michigan State University with a minor in movement science. He also holds diplomas from the Mozarteum Music University in Salzburg/Austria and the University of Muenster/Germany. At Colorado State University he is a Professor of Music and a Professor of Neuroscience and served as Dean of the School of the Arts from 2001 to 2010. He has been the Director of the Center for Biomedical Research in Music since 1994 His internationally recognized research in brain function and music focuses on temporal information processing in the brain related to rhythmicity and biomedical applications of music to neurologic rehabilitation. His discoveries how auditory rhythm entrains motor and cognitive functions have led to landmark changes how music has become recognized as a language of brain rehabilitation. He has over 180 scientific and scholarly publications and has (co)authored 4 books.
1: Michael H Thaut, Gerald C McIntosh, and Volker Hoemberg: Neurologic Music Therapy: From Social Science to Neuroscience 2: Volker Hoemberg and Klaus von Wild: The Role of NMT in Neurologic Rehabilitation 3: Edward A. Roth: Music Technology for Neurologic Music Therapy 4: Edward A. Roth: Clinical Improvisation in Neurologic Music Therapy 5: Crystal Massie: Patterned Sensory Enhancement and Constraint Induced Therapy: A perspective from occupational therapy to interdisciplinary upper extremity rehabilitation 6: Michael H Thaut: Assessment and the Transformational Design Model 7: Miek de Dreu, Gert Kwakkel, and Erwin van Wegen: Rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) in (gait) rehabilitation for patients with Parkinson's Disease: A research perspective 8: Corene Thaut and Ruth Rice: Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation 9: Corene P. Thaut: Patterned Sensory Enhancement (PSE) 10: Kathrin Mertel: Therapeutical Instrumental Music Performance 11: Michael H Thaut, Corene Hurt Thaut, and Kathleen McIntosh: Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) 12: Corene P. Thaut: Musical Speech Stimulation (MUSTIM) 13: Stefan Mainka and Grit Mallien: Rhythmic Speech Cueing 14: Kathrin Mertel: Oral Motor and Respiratory Exercises (OMREX) 15: Corene P. Thaut: Vocal Intonation Therapy (VIT) 16: Sarah B. Johnson: Therapeutic Singing (TS) 17: A. Blythe LaGasse: Developmental Speech and Language Training Through Music 18: Corene P. Thaut: Symbolic Communication Training through Music (SYCOM) 19: Audun Myskja: Musical Sensory Orientation Training (MSOT) 20: Kathrin Mertel: Auditory Perception Training (APT) 21: Michael H. Thaut and James C. Gardiner: Musical Attention Control Training 22: Mutsumi Abiru: Musical Neglect Training (MNT) 23: James C. Gardiner and Michael H. Thaut: Musical Executive Function Training (MEFT) 24: James C. Gardiner and Michael H. Thaut: Musical Mnemonics Training (MMT) 25: Michael H Thaut: Musical Echoic Memory Training 26: Shannon K. de l'Etoile: Associative Mood and Memory Training (AMMT) 27: Barbara L. Wheeler: Music in Psychosocial Training and Counseling (MPC)