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

Tatiana Vladimirovna Lvova (Federal medical Biophysics Center named after A. I. Burnazyan)
Alla Vladimirovna Toropova (Moscow Pedagogical State University (MPSU))

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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.  


Music psychotherapy; Parkinson’s disease; Movement disorder

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