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Music Therapy References and Resources

The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function suggests the following resources to learn more about music and the brain, music therapy and the therapeutic benefits and uses of music.


Fundamentals of Neurologic Disease, by Larry Davis, MD, 2005

The Self: From Soul to Brain, Joseph Ledoux, Jacek Debiek, Henry Moss, 2003

The Owner’s Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind–Brain Research, Pierce J. Howard, PhD, 2000

Sensory Reprocessing Disorder Reprints: 1993-2006, Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, 2006

Advances in Neuroimaging, Marcus Raichle, MD, 2006

Neurorehabilitation Devices: Engineering Design, Measurement, and Control, Thompson Sarkodie–Gyan, 2006

Aphasiology: Disorders and Clinical Practice, Albyn G. Davis, 2000

Speech Correction, Charles Van Riper, 1963

The Neuroscience of Language, Friedemann Pulvermuller, 2002

Brain and Perception, Karl H. Pribram, 1991

The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own, Richard Restak, MD, 1991

Handbook of Neurologic Rating Scales, Robert M. Herndon, 2006

Oliver Sacks

Musicophilia, 2007

An Anthropologist on Mars, 1995

Awakenings, 1973, rev. ed. 1990

A Leg to Stand On, 1984

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, 1985

Cognitive Neuroscience and Music

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music, Isabelle Peretz, Robert Zatorre, 2003

Music, Language, and the Brain, Aniruddh D. Patel, 2008

The Neurosciences and Music III: Disorders and Plasticity, Simone Dalla Bella, Nina Kraus, Katie Overy, Christo Pantev, Joel S. Snyder, Mari Tervaniemi, Barbara Tilmann, Gottfried Schlaug, 2009

Rhythm, Music and the Brain: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Applications, Michael H. Thaut, 2005

The Neurosciences and Music, Giuliano Avanzini, Carmine Faienza, Diego Minciacchi, Luisa Lopez, Maria Majno, 2003

Music Therapy

Clinical Applications of Music in Neurologic Rehabilitiation, Concetta M. Tomaino (ed) 1998

Music that Works, R. Haas, V. Brandes (eds). 2009

Music Therapy in Dementia, D. Aldridge (Ed.) 2000

Music Therapy Methods in Neurorehabilitation: A Clinician's Manual, Felicity Baker, Jeanette Tamplin, 2006

Music Therapy and Medicine: Theoretical and Clinical Applications, Maranto (Ed.) 1999

Medical Coding and Records Manual: Neurologic Music Therapy, Suzanne E. Oliver, Michael H. Thauht, Kimberly M. Sena, 2005

Medical Music Therapy: A Model Program for Clinical Practice, Education, Training, and Research, Jayne M. Standley, PhD, MT-BC, et. al., 2005

The Individualized Music Therapy Assessment Profile, Holly Tuesday Baxter, Julie Allis Berghofer, Lesa MacEwan, Judy Nelson, Kasi Peters, Penny Roberts, 2007

The New Music Therapist’s Handbook, Susan B. Hanser, 1999

MusicMedicine 3 – MusicMedicine and Music Therapy: Expanding Horizons, Rosalie Rebollo Pratt, EdD, Denise Erdonmez Grocke, PhD, 1999

Songwriting: Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students, Felicity Baker, Tony Wigram, 2005

Music Therapy Research, Monika Nocker–Ribaupierre, 2005

Music Therapy for Premature and Newborn Infants, Monika Nocker–Ribaupierre, 2004

Music and Soul Making, Barbara Crowe, 2004

Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation: Performing Health, David Aldridge, 2005

Musiktherapie in der Neurorehabilitation, Silke Jochims, 2005

Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist, Barbara L. Wheeler, Carol L. Shultis, Donna W. Polen, 2005

Clinical Guide to Music Therapy in Adult Physical Rehabilitation Settings, Elizabeth H. Wong, MT–BC, 2004

Effectiveness of Music Therapy Procedures: Documentation of Research and Clinical Practice, American Music Therapy Association, 2000


Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy, Devinsky, Schachter and Pacia (eds) 2005

Parkinson’s Disease and Quality Of Life, Cote, Sprinzeles, Elliot & Kutscher (Ed.) 2000

Current Research in Arts Medicine, F.J. Bejjani (Ed.),1993

S.O.S: Social Skills in Our Schools, Michelle A. Dunn, 2006

By Design: Planning Research on Higher Education, Richard J. Light, Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett, 1990

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Eugenia L. Sieigler, Mathy D. Mezey, 2008

Planet Drum, Mickey Hart, Frederic Lieberman, 1991

100 Years of Song, Hal Leonard, 1900-1999

Cognitive Strategies and Techniques for Brain Injury Rehabilitation: User's Guide, Kit B. Malia, Kristin C. Bewick, Michael J. Raymond, Thomas L. Bennett, 1997

Memory: Therapist Workbook, Kit B. Malia, Kristin C. Bewick, Michael J. Raymond, Thomas L. Bennett, 1997

Professional Skills Workshop, Beth A. Fischer, Michael J. Zigmond, 2006

Test of Adolescent/Adult Word Finding: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation Manual, Diane J. German, PhD, 1990

Test of Adolescent/Adult Word Finding: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation Technical Manual, Diane J. German, PhD, 1990

Dialogues Across Disciplines, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, 2002

Managing the Generation Mix: From Urgency to Opportunity, Carolyn A. Martin, PhD, Bruce Tulgan, 2006

Western Aphasia Battery Revised: Examiner’s Manual, Andrew Kertesz, MD, 2007

Measure of the Heart: A Father's Alzheimer's, A Daughter's Return, Mary Ellen Geist, 2008