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SOUND SUPPORT FOR LIVES AFFECTED BY ALS

SOUND SUPPORT FOR LIVES AFFECTED BY ALS

Clinical Trial registered

The study is now registered with ClinicalTrials.gov database. The detailed description can be found following this link.

This study evaluates potential of music therapy treatment to support breathing, speech, swallow and cough of persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Music therapy is the clinical use of music and its elements to enhance human health and wellbeing. Application of music therapy principles in neurorehabilitation allow to treat cognitive, sensory, and motor dysfunctions.

The international nature of this research makes this (at least, formally) the first music therapy clinical trial conducted in Russia. Hopefully, it is only the beginning.

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Written by

Alisa Apreleva, PhD, MT-BC, NMT

Alisa Apreleva, PhD, MT-BC, NMT

International expert on harnessing the power of live and recorded music to improve people's lives. Certified music therapist, neurologic music therapist. Entrepreneur. Speaker. Performing musician, composer. Educator. Author. Storyteller. Researcher focused on vocal therapy for wellbeing and responsive music environments.

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