Music therapy is being used to treat brain injury patients. Most notably, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona has been given music therapy to help her learn to walk, speak and to give her an emotional boost.
According to therapists that have used this technique, music can help retrain the speech centers of the brain using an approach called Melodic Intonation Therapy. Apparently this kind of therapy can move speech related processes, which is usually centered in the left side of the brain, to right side of the brain.
Music is also considered a “go signal” that can help brain injury patients start moving their limbs, according to Suzanne Hanser of the music therapy department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
According to the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function in New York, currently there are more than 5,000 music therapists in the USA.
The brain injury attorneys
at Davis Law Group frequently work with brain injury patients that are experimenting with new and/or alternative forms of treatment. The lawyers at DLG seek to protect the legal rights of their brain injury clients and help them get the financial settlements or verdicts that they need to make their treatment and recovery possible.
Category: Brain Injury
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