music therapy

SENSORIMOTOR AND Neurologic Music Therapy Services

Unlocking Potential ~ Maximizing Strengths


· Do you ever “catch yourself” tapping your foot to music?

· Do you have more endurance when exercising to music?

· Did you learn your alphabet with the ABC Song?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you have personally experienced the amazing impact music has on our brains, both consciously and subconsciously.  Neuroscience research shows that music changes the way our brains function.  This has astounding implications for using music as a therapeutic tool to address developmental or rehabilitative goals for people of all ages challenged with neurological or developmental disabilities.  Not only is Music Therapy effective, fun and success-oriented, it saves you time and money by addressing motor, communication, cognitive and social goals within one multi-sensory setting.


Unlock the potential for SUCCESS with...

Individual Therapy

Individual setting with documented treatment plans using standardized and research-based Sensorimotor and Neurologic Music Therapy techniques to address developmental or rehabilitative goals within the motor, cognitive, social and speech/language domains. Ideal for:

  • Individualized focus on rehabilitative goals (i.e., stroke rehabilitation, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson's Disease)
  • Individualized focus on developmental goals and/or reinforcement of IEP goals (i.e., autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, mental health challenges, learning disabilities, etc.)
  • Those for whom conventional therapies have had limited success

Rate: $55/30-minute sessions; $80/45-minute sessions


Unlock the potential for BELONGING with...

Small Group Therapy

Small group settings (3-6 per group) addressing goals/objectives centered around the motor, cognitive and speech/language domains with an emphasis on social skills. Ideal for:

  • Those who want to address individual goals within a group setting
  • Those for whom social skills are hindering success in other environments
  • Those who are looking to form friendships within a success-oriented environment

Rate: $35 per group member /45-minute sessions; $25 per group member/30-minutes




Contract Therapy

Rhythm & Rehab also provides contractual group NMT services for community organizations throughout the Triangle including public and private schools as well as assisted living facilities. Clients range in age between 3-100+!

Rate: $80/45-minute sessions; $55/30 minute sessions; travel fees may apply.


Additional Resources

  • Berger, Dorita S. (2015) Eurhythmics for Autism and Other Neurophysiologic Diagnoses: A Sensorimotor Music-Based Treatment Approach

  • Berger, Dorita S. (2002) Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child.

  • Berger, Dorita S. (1999) Toward the Zen of Performance: Music Improvisation Therapy for Developing Self-Confidence in the Performer.

  • Berger, Dorita S. & Daniel J. Schneck (2006) THE MUSIC EFFECT: Music Physiology and Clinical Applications.

  • Schneck, Daniel J. (2015) Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist.

  • Thaut, MH (2005). Rhythm, Music, and the Brain: Scientific Foundations and Clinical  Applications.  

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