Alex is currently involved in  music therapy research projects at Anglia Ruskin University.

He presented his research results at the 14th European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation, in Glasgow, and The Neurosciences and Music VI in Boston.


NEW ARTICLE in CLINICAL REHABILITATION:

Home-based neurologic music therapy for arm rehabilitation following stroke: results from a pilot feasibility RCT (Street et al, 2017)


LINK TO ARTICLE

http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/DXa95QjGfHwv5wNntzUa/full

 
  1. All work is coordinated with families, case managers, physiotherapists, occupational and speech and language therapists, teachers and other professionals. Music therapy referral forms and available below.

Telephone 07799 392838 e-mail: alexstreetuk@yahoo.com


Referral Forms

Please click here for: ADULT REFERRAL FORM or CHILD REFERRAL FORM


Assessment and Monitoring

Following an initial assessment the music therapist, client, and where appropriate family and other health professionals will decide and plan the most suitable course of treatment with clear goals and time scales. All goals will then be reviewed on a regular basis, in keeping with the changing needs of the client.

Depending on each individual’s needs, programmes may vary in length, for example 12 weeks, 6 months, a year or more. Sometimes the client may also need to follow a music therapy home programme of specific exercises between sessions, which will be set up and monitored by the music therapist. The effectiveness of treatment will be enhanced by the client adhering to this programme.

Music therapy is predominantly client led and involves the client and therapist creating a musical dialogue together through free improvisation or song writing, using different instruments, singing, listening, and talking. Sessions take place in a safe and uninterrupted space, and there is no need for the client to learn how to play an instrument in order to benefit. A trusting relationship can quickly develop through which positive psychological, emotional, physiological and cognitive changes can occur in the client.


Neurologic music therapy (NMT) is therapist led and utilises standardised techniques developed through formal clinical and scientific research to address problems in areas such as: movement, speech, attention and memory, and mood.

Adults and children with brain injuries and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, as well as children with conditions such as autistic spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy can particularly benefit from NMT.