Recent Research

Recent music therapy research

As part of our commitment to providing evidence-based care, The Harrison Center’s music therapists regularly review summarize important music therapy research relevant to our patients. Please let us know if you have an article or topic you’d like to see summarized here! 

How can rhythm benefit traumatic brain injury patients?

Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation and Gait Training in Traumatic Brain Injury: A pilot study.

In response to a perceived research gap on the use of a Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) technique with traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, researchers from Craig Hospital in Colorado studied the impacts of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) on individuals who had experienced a moderate to severe TBI…

How can music therapists use music to enhance existing verbal skills?

Music Therapists’ Perceptions of the Therapeutic Potentials Using Music When Working with Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Qualitative Analysis

In response to a noted research gap on the therapeutic use of music with children with autism
who communicate verbally, researchers from the University of Haifa in Israel and University of
Melbourne in Australia explored how music therapists use and perceive the role of music when
working with children with existing verbal skills…

Where does technology fit into music therapy?

A Humanistic Understanding of the Use of Digital Technology in Therapeutic Songwriting

As digital technology continues to alter the way we create and consume music, research from Montclair State University has delved into how its role in therapeutic songwriting can help adolescents to feel a sense of autonomy, express emotions, share personal experiences, and develop a sense of self.

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The Harrison Center for Music Therapy, LLC provides music-based therapeutic interventions to all ages and abilities in Houston and surrounding areas. The Harrison Center Staff utilizes music therapy to address individualized functional goals for our clients.