Blythe and I discuss the recent changes in music therapy journals in the US, recap the research at the AMTA 2011 conference, and about how we like to digest the digests, so to speak.
Music therapists who work with older adults will often notice a change in affect and interest with music stimuli. A recent study compared music to 25 other forms of stimuli including social interaction, work, or reading. Continue reading
Many of us have probably seen news headlines in the past week announcing that “music therapy may ease anxiety” or “music may help” patient with cancer. These headlines are referring to the newly published Cochrane Review that looked at music therapy for outcomes in patients with cancer. Continue reading
Learn more about international research that was presented at the Neurosciences and Music IV conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Continue reading
I’ve been a bit of a hiatus as of late, but now its time to update you on a few research studies that have been published the last few months. For today’s post lets look at the use of MIT for Apraxia and a new study on NICU-MT. Continue reading
In the process of writing a grant application for a music therapy research project focused on ASD, I have been reading a lot of current research. Something that has been more prevalent in the research over the past two years is a consideration of sensory needs in ASD (see Kwakye et al., 2011 or Marco et al., 2011 to read about sensory and autism). Within this literature I found two articles investigating sensory supports for children with ASD. Continue reading