Music Therapy is neurologically based and backed by more than 10 years of research at TIRR Memorial Hermann.
A music therapist's role is to address the cognitive, speech/language, physical, and psychosocial needs of a patient, using Neurologic Music Therapy techniques. Music therapy is often requested to co-treat with other therapies, such as physical or speech therapy, and to facilitate functional movements and/or cognitive and speech behaviors.
Benefits of Music Therapy
The many benefits of music therapy include:
- Rhythmic stimulation to normalize a patient's gait cadence, velocity and stride length when used with physical therapy
- Address verbal expression when co-treating with speech therapists
- Address coping and adjusting issues using song writing and lyric analysis
- Use music as a mnemonic cue in orientation and learning strategies for memory deficits
Qualifications of Music Therapists at TIRR Memorial Hermann
At TIRR Memorial Hermann, music therapists maintain the following qualifications:
Learn More About Admissions or Schedule a Tour
Patients or families who would like to learn more about participating in music therapy at TIRR Memorial Hermann may call (713) 797-5942 or toll-free 1-800-44-REHAB (73422).