Puget Sound Music Therapy (PSMT) individualizes music therapy treatment for your needs based on the principles of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). Our music therapist has received the Neurologic Music Therapy Fellowship Training offered through the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy.

Neurologic music therapy (NMT) is a therapeutic application of music consisting of a set of standardized techniques. Those techniques are established based on the findings of music and neuroscience research and used to address clinical goals due to neurological conditions (Thaut, 2005). The following 3 domains have several techniques to address a variety of goals:


  • Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS)
  • Patterned Sensory Enhancement (PSE)
  • Therapeutic Instrumental Music Performance (TIMP)


  • Music Intonation Therapy (MIT)
  • Vocal Intonation Therapy (VIT)
  • Musical Speech Stimulation (MUSTIM)
  • Rhythmic Speech Cueing (RSC)
  • Oral Motor and Respiratory Exercise (OMREX)
  • Therapeutic Singing (TS)
  • Symbolic Communication Training Through Music (SYCOM)
  • Developmental Speech and Language Training through Music (DSLM)


  • Musical Sensory Orientation Training (MSOT)
  • Auditory Perception Training (APT)
  • Musical Attention Control Training (MACT)
  • Musical Executive Functioning Training (MEFT)
  • Musical Neglect Training (MNT)
  • Associative Mood and Memory Training (AMMT)
  • Echoic Memory in Music (EMM)
  • Musical Mnemonics Training (MMT)
  • Music Psychotherapy Counseling (MPC)



Thaut, M. H. (2005). Rhythm, Music, and the Brain. New York & London: Taylor and Francis Group.

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