CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS ITA is seeking a total of 30 volunteer caregivers for our Bridging Memory through Music™ program, an interactive music research program for family members and individuals experiencing cognitive decline as a result of aging. We would love to welcome you to our team! The program includes a 30-minute family debrief and inquiry […]
Alexandra Wilson has Article Published by Music Therapy Perspectives Congratulations to Alexandra Wilson, whose recent article, “AMTA Undergraduate Student Research Award: Music Therapy Students’ Preparedness and Training to Work with LGBT Clients” went up online this month in Music Therapy Perspectives, an official publication of the American Music Therapy Association. Wilson’s writing focuses on the […]
Findings Also Show Music Therapy Improved Communication and Interaction Skills From the Economic Times: “Music therapy may help to reduce depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems, finds a study. The researchers involved 251 children and young people for the study and found that children and young persons, aged 8-16 years, who […]
From HealthDay.com: “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). … Overall, the researchers found, music therapy showed a […]
A look at the use of music in stroke recovery On July 22nd and 23rd, ITA’s School Programs Manager/Music Therapy Internship Director, Rebecca West, was a guest lecturer at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s (RIC) Stroke Course. The RIC Academy holds this annual interdisciplinary conference to provide physical, occupational, and speech therapists with the most […]
Ever wondered about the ways that drama can impact the lives of the elderly? In this informative article, Keith Whipple explains the importance of stimulating cognition as we age, the research behind drama and dementia, and the core processes of drama therapy. Read the article here!