Neurologic Music Therapy
Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is a specialist service and clinical approach within music therapy. Where standard music therapy can be free-flowing, NMT is made up of standardised, research based clinical techniques, which create neurological change for clients. Consequently, as a clinical and precise approach, NMT can track measurable change in all neurological conditions. In short, it can support:
- Speech and Communication
- Emotional Well-being and Expression
- Motor Skills
- Cognition and learning
We provide full Neurologic Music Therapy assessments and ongoing NMT, and work alone or with full multi-disciplinary teams. These comprehensive assessments inform other health professionals in addition to revealing specific areas that need further input across domains, for instance.
MusAbility are the proud Northern partner of Chiltern Music Therapy. This partnership enables a wide reach for Neurological and Medical services in the UK. It is formed between two organisations founded on similar principals and ethics, and we work closely to provide the best service for our clients through trust and transparency. Read all about them here https://www.chilternmusictherapy.co.uk/
The Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) is a standardised diagnostic music-based measure validated for use with adults with disorders of consciousness (DOC). The MATADOC provides a rigorous assessment and evaluation for use with people whose awareness is difficult to assess clinically due to complex clinical presentations compromising motor, cognitive and communication functioning. Although validated for adults with DOC, it can be used with other minimally responsive populations including children with DOC, those with profound developmental disabilities, end stage dementia or end stage terminal illness. This tool can be used for complex neurologic or legal cases which require support for a Disorder of Consciousness diagnosis.