Music Therapy In Action

Dr. Deforia Lane’s Ted Talk
Music therapist, Dr. Deforia Lane takes you inside University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center to experience first hand the response of patients to music therapy: hear of music’s effects on an unborn child; watch the reaction of a laryngectomy patient; see how therapeutic singing helps a man with stroke to speak again. Dr. Lane shares her personal challenge with cancer and how music benefited her healing. She ends with a probing question for each all who will hear.


ABC Persons of the Week : Music Therapists
Gabrielle Giffords: “Music therapy was so important in the early stages of my recovery because it can help retrain different parts of your brain to form language centers in areas where they weren’t before you were injured.”


Music Therapy Roundtable Episode 73
What’s Up With Music & Memory? An Interview With Jennifer Geiger

Music Therapy Roundtable - Music & Memory Podcast


Interview with Jennifer Geiger
This interview discusses higher education for professionals, Jennifer’s experience in private practice, the Annual AMTA Conference that took place in November 2016, and the need for diversity in our field.


Grand Opening of Sophie’s Place at Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
An inside look at Sophie’s Place, backed by the Forever Young Foundation.


A Better Baby Lullaby
New research finds that live music played for premature babies can be beneficial, calming their heart rate and breathing, and helping their sleep and sucking ability.


Pacifier Activated Lullaby (PAL)
The Pacifier Activated Lullaby (PAL) was introduced to the market in 2012 after 10 years of development. Premature babies don’t know how to suck and feed themselves. This positive feedback device trains such babies and they go home earlier with the new skill (with savings to the healthcare system). The PAL means less stress for the baby and family and has proven greatly reduced long-term learning disabilities.


Music Is My Therapy
A documentary on music therapy and autism — MusicTherapyDocumentary.com


A new (musical) direction for healthcare?
Four music therapy experts participate in a Q&A about music therapy assessments. The panel includes Dr. Felicity Baker, Dr. Eric Waldon, Dr. Julian O’Kelly, and Dr. Wendy Magee.

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Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive: Mom’s singing helps stabilize infant breathing
The soothing sound of mom singing may help premature newborns breathe easier, a new review finds. The analysis, of over a dozen clinical trials, found that music therapy helped stabilize premature newborns’ breathing rate during their time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s & Post-Traumatic Stress
Alicia Ann Clair, professor and director of music education and music therapy at the University of Kansas, discusses music therapy and their affect on patients with Alzheimer’s and Post-Traumatic Stress syndrome.


New paper provides insights for music therapy in surgical area
A new paper published in the September 2016 issue of the AORN Journal provides insights into the impact of implementing a music therapy program for surgical patients.

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