Happy 4th of July to all of our US readers! In this post we will be looking at recent articles that focus on the use of music for rehabilitation. All articles are open-access, meaning you can follow the links to read the entire article! Enjoy! Continue reading
We discuss three articles, here are the citations below. We also recommend another music therapy podcast, called The Roundtable, put together by some friends of ours. We finish up by previewing the International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition that we will both attend next week in Seattle, WA, USA. Blythe is presenting on neurologic music therapy and I have NO obligations/committees, etc. so I can attend whatever I want (or throw fish at a market or visit the Jimi Hendrix museum). We’ll tweet a hashtag for all of our tweets from the ICMPC conference soon as well.
1. Reichow, B. & Volkmar, F.R. (2010). Social skills interventions for individuals with autism: Evaluation for evidence-based practices within a best evidence synthesis framework. Journal of Autism and other Developmental Disorders, 40, 149-166.
2. Kim, J., Wigram, T., & Gold, C. (2008). The effects of improvisational music therapy on joint attention behaviors in autistic children: A randomized controlled study. Journal of Autism and other Developmental Disorders, 38, 1758-1766.
3. Pietschnig, J., Voracek, M., & Formann, A.K. (2010). Mozart effect-Schmozart effect: A meta-analysis. Intelligence, 38, 314-323.
Should we be using music therapy for gait training in persons who have had an acquired brain injury? How about music therapy for arm function, speech production, emotional adjustment? A recent Cochrane Review has shown which of these has more evidence supporting use in clinical practice. Continue reading