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Meanwhile, visit the blog posts on the benefits of music therapy here and here.

Selected Research Articles (more will be listed soon):

Azekawa (2011). The effect of group vocal and singing exercises for vocal and speech deficits in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: A pilot study.  Unpublished master’s thesis.

Elefant, C., Baker, F. A., Lotan, M., Lagesen, S.K., and Skeie, G. O. (2012). The effect of group music therapy on mood, speech, and singing in individuals with Parkinson’s Disease- A feasibility study. Journal of Music Therapy, 49(3), 278-302.

Di Benedetto, P., Cavazzon, M., Mondolo, F., Rugiu, G., Peratoner, A., & Biasutti, E. (2009). Voice and choral singing treatment: A new approach for speech and voice disorders in Parkinson’s disease. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 45(1), 13-19.

Haneishi, E. (2001). Effects of a music therapy voice protocol on speech intelligibility, vocal acoustic measures, and mood of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Music Therapy, 38(4), 273-290.

McIntosh, G.C. et al. (1997). Rhytyhmic auditory-motor facilitation of gait patterns in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 62, 22-26.

Pacchetti, C., et al. (2000). Active music therapy in Parkinson’s Disease: An integrative method for motor and emotional rehabilitation. Psychosomatic Medicine. 62, 386-393.

Thaut, M.H., McIntosh, K.W., McIntosh, G. C., & Hoemberg, V. (2001). Auditory rhythmicity enhances movement and speech motor control in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Functional Neurology, 16(2), 163-172.

Yinger, O.S. & Lapointe, L. L. (2012). Effects of participation in a Group Music Therapy Voice Protocol (G-MTVP) on the speech of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Music Therapy Perspectives, 30(1), 25-31

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