MUSIC THERAPY FOR POST-STROKE AND BRAIN INJURY CARE
Changing the brain through engagement
Music therapy is very effective for those struggling to communicate and uses specific rhythm and melody techniques to address issues such as Aphasia, Apraxia, and Dysarthria. Using Melodic Intonation Therapy, Therapeutic Singing, and other techniques, we can establish new neural pathways to speech!
Music therapy also provides a proven, non-pharmacological means to address common post-stroke/post-TBI issues of depression and anxiety. In addition, motor skills and visual neglect can be improved through techniques using rhythm and instruments.
Connections to self and family can be strengthened unlike in any other therapy setting. Often clients find a new self identity and feel empowered in music therapy. Virtual and in-person individual and group sessions are available, such as the Ossia Aphasia Choir.
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"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Alie collaboratively to bring virtual music therapy sessions to our aphasia group in Princeton, NJ, and to the Voices of Hope for Aphasia group in Dunedin, Florida. It was pure joy to see and hear the group members light up and participate in warm-up vocal and rhythm exercises and therapeutic singing. They also appreciated learning the ways that music therapy engages the right hemisphere of their brains, allowing them to access words thru music that they otherwise wouldn’t so easily produce. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Alie again soon."