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ERIC Number: EJ868570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
The Power of Music: The Use of Music Protocols to Enhance Neurological Function
Summa-Chadwick, Martha
Exceptional Parent, v39 n7 p38-42 Jul 2009
Discoveries, reached through scientific and technological advances in the evidence-based empirical domain, about how the body physiologically responds to music have opened new possibilities for developing therapeutic archetypes to actively channel specific aspects of music to assist in the learning processes of children with special needs. The resulting protocols actively engage the brain by using rhythmic entrainment and can have positive outcomes when actively treating issues related to motor, speech/language, and cognition. Music and the temporal structure can evoke consistent response in the body and can therefore be used to intentionally direct therapeutic changes. This article presents techniques and protocols used in therapy sessions that are described as rhythmic entrainment for therapeutic purposes and were developed and researched at the Center for Biomedical Research (CBRM) at Colorado State University; they are defined as techniques which utilize the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor dysfunction due to neurological disorder or disease. All protocols are based on a neuroscience model of music perception and the influence of music on functional changes in nonmusical brain and behavior functions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado