Therapeutic goals and interventions address the rehabilitation, development, and maintenance of functional behaviours. The techniques used are categorised into three domains: sensorimotor training, speech and language training, and cognitive training, addressing specific goal areas and impairments in each domain. Each technique is evidence-based and standardised and provides a specific intervention that is individualised for each person according to their ability and needs.
Specialist training is completed by a therapist to practice Neurologic Music Therapy. It differs from traditional music therapy in that it views music as a neuroscience model in which music and rhythm is a hard-wired brain language to promote brain connections (neuropathways), as opposed to as a social-science model for well-being.
Neurologic Music Therapy is endorsed by the World Federation of Neurological Rehabilitation, the European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies and the International Society for Clinical Neuro-musicology.