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Functional Expansion of Music Education Technologies (through the example of music rehabilitation therapy of neurology ward patients)

By Tatiana Vladimirovna Lvova and Alla Vladimirovna Toropova


This article presents a research of the possibility to apply music education activities for rehabilitation of patients with neurodegenerative disease.The purpose of this work was development of a music psychotherapy program for rehabilitation of patients with Parkinson’s neurodegenerative disease.We suggested “target objects” for music rehabilitation therapy at all levels of manifestation of symptoms of illness:1)      physical restriction and rigidness which includes well-aimed work with breathing and movement symptoms, loss of control, lack of coordination, inflexibility, tremor;2)      emotional deprivation  (realization and expression of emotions and feelings) through plastics of movements to music and singing – seeking catharsis through vivified contact with oneself and intensification of feelings;3)      social deprivation: well-aimed work on resocialization of the patient.Сonclusions:Results we obtained contribute to further understanding and wider application of music education methods, technologies and approaches that may add to rehabilitation practices. 

Topics: Music psychotherapy; Parkinson’s disease; Movement disorder
Year: 2019
DOI identifier: 10.30564/jpr.v1i01.472
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