If your loved one has experienced a brain injury, you are likely looking for anyway to maximize their recovery. Music can be a powerful way to stimulate neuroplasticity. In our 17 years of providing services to brain injury survivors, we have seen many survivors respond to music in ways that they have not responded to anything else. A growing body of research outlines how music can help a brain injury survivor recover skills and abilities that improve their independence in everyday life. We typically work with brain injury survivors who:

    • are motivated by music or interested in music
    • have cognitive deficits that include attention, procedural memory or planning/decision making
    • are in low awareness states but score well on the auditory component of the CRS-R
    • have left neglect
    • have apraxia and/or aphasia
    • have dysarthria
    • have poor breath support
    • have trouble coordinating voicing
    • have a monotone voice
    • have gait deficits (ataxic and/or hemiparetic)
    • have balance deficits
    • are struggling to be motivated for physical exercise
    • are struggling with pain during movement
    • are working on coordination of movement
    • need to improve fine motor skills
    • are musicians and need help returning to music

Music therapy services are available for brain injury survivors who were injured at work. This short video outlines that benefit: https://youtu.be/R_jS56wnLyQ

Brain injury survivors can also access services via private pay, FSA accounts, HSA accounts, or classes that we conduct in partnership with the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. In January of 2021, we will be adding a new class for youth survivors of brain injury. This website provides more information: https://biacolorado.org/youth-classes-and-workshops/