Music Therapy and Neurologic Rehabilitation


Current Research:


  • Elefant, C., Baker, F. A., Lotan, M., Lagesen, S. K., & Skeie, G. O. (2012). The effect of group music therapy on mood, speech, and singing in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: A feasibility study. Journal of Music Therapy, 49, 278–302.
  • Elefant, C., Lotan, M., Baker, F. A., & Skeie, G. (2012). Effects of music therapy on facial expression of individuals with Parkinson’s disease: A pilot study. Musicae Scientiae, 16(3), 392–400.
  • Yinger, O., & Lapointe, L. (2012). The effects of participation in a group music therapy voice protocol (G-MTVP) on the speech of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Music Therapy Perspectives, 30, 25–31.
  • Clark, I., Baker, F., & Taylor, N. (2012). The effects of live patterned sensory enhancement on group exercise participation and mood in older adults in rehabilitation. Journal of Music Therapy, 49, 180–204.
  • Tomaino, C. M. (2012). Effective music therapy techniques in the treatment of nonfluent aphasia. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1252(1), 312–317.
  • Guetin, S., Soua, B., Voiriot, G., Picot, M.C., & Herisson, C. 2009. The effect of music therapy on mood and anxiety-depression: an observational study in institutionalized patients with traumatic brain injury. Annals of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, 52, 30-40.
  • Hommel, M., Peres, B., Pollak, P., Memin, B., Besson, G., Gaio, J.M., & Perret, J. 1990. Effects of passive tactile and auditory stimuli on left visual neglect. Archives of Neurology, 47, 573-576.
  • Knox, R. & Jutai, J. 1996. Music-based rehabilitation of attention following brain injury. Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation, 9, 169-181.
  • Nieuwboer, A., Kwakkel, G., Rochester, L., Jones, D., van Wegen, E., Willems, A.M., Chavret, F., Hetherington, V., Baker, K., & Lim, I. 2007. Cueing training in the home improves gait-related mobility in Parkinson’s disease: the RESCUE trial. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 78(2), 134-40.
  • Raglio, A. et al. (2012). Neuroscientific bases and effectiveness of music and music therapy in neuromotor rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 12(1611).
  • Särkämö, T. et al. (2010). Music and speech listening enhance the recovery of early sensory processing after stroke. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(12), 2716-2727.

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