June 13-16 Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wi hosted The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy and upwards of 58 participants. Most in attendance were Board-Certified Music Therapists or Music Therapy college students, but there was also an Occupational Therapist, Professor of Neuro-Psychology, Speech and Language Pathologist and Nurse in attendance. More than three quarters in attendance were from Wisconsin, but many also from Chicago land, as well as Minneapolis, Philledelphia, and more.
Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is defined as the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor dysfunctions due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system. NMT is based on a neuroscience model of music perception and production, and the influence of music on function changes in nonmusical brain and behavioural functions.
NMT is recognized by the World Federation of Neurologic Rehabilitation, the European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies, and the International Society for Clinical Neuromusicology.