Articles & Publications

A selection of relevant publications regarding Music Therapy and Neurodisability/Acquired Brain Injury.


Emotional and Social Functioning

Effect of music therapy on mood and social interaction among individuals with acute traumatic brain injury and stroke. 

Nayak, S; Wheeler, B; Shiflett, C; Agostinelli, S. Rehabilitation Psychology, Vol 45(3), Aug 2000, 274-283.

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Effective music therapy techniques in the treatment of nonfluent aphasia.

Tomaino, C. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2012. 1252: 312–317.

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Neurologic Music Therapy Improves Executive Function and Emotional Adjustment in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation.  

Thaut, M. H., Gardiner, J. C., Holmberg, D., Horwitz, J., Kent, L., Andrews, G., Donelan, B. and McIntosh, G. R. (2009), Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169: 406–416.

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Physical Functioning

Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation in Gait Training for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury.  

Corene P. Hurt,BC, Ruth R. Rice, MS, PT, Gerald C. McIntosh, MD and Michael H. Thaut. J Music Ther (1998) 35 (4): 228-241.

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Coma and Minimally Conscious State

Music therapy with patients in low awareness states: Approaches to assessment and treatment in multidisciplinary care. 

Wendy L. Magee.  Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.  Volume 15Issue 3-4, 2005.  pages 522-536

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Music therapy with disorders of consciousness and neuroscience: the need for dialogue. 

Julian O'Kelly & Wendy L. Magee Nordic Journal of Music Therapy. Volume 22Issue 2, 2013, pages 93-106.

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Active music therapy in the rehabilitation of severe brain injured patients during coma recovery. 

Rita FORMISANO, Vincenzo­VINICOLA, Francesca­PENTA, Mariella MATTEIS,Stefano BRUNELLI and Jurgen W. WECKEL. Ann. Ist. Super. Sanità, vol. 37, n. 4 (2001), pp. 627-630.



Cochrane Review - Music Therapy in Acquired Brain Injury

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Music Therapy Within Brain Injury Rehabilitation: To What Extent is Our Clinical Practice Influenced by the Search for Outcomes?  Wendy Magee.  Music Ther Perspect (1999) 17(1): 20-26.

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Parkinsons Disease

Into the groove: Can rhythm influence Parkinson's disease? 

Cristina NombelaLaura E. Hughes, Adrian M. Owen, Jessica A. GrahnNeuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews  Volume 37, Issue 10, Part 2, December 2013, Pages 2564–2570.

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