Welcome to Northeastern Ohio’s premier provider of Neurologic Music Therapy

Serving the greater Cleveland and Akron areas, DBC3 Music Therapy provides Music Therapy to individuals and groups, while addressing a wide range of functional goals including gait, balance, ambulation and speech rehabilitation.

Utilizing innovative techniques based on well designed and published research, DBC3 Music Therapy provides quality rehabilitation services to adults recovering from a wide range of neurological illnesses and injuries.  

Welcome to DBC3 Music Therapy.  I look forward to meeting your Music Therapy needs.

Mission: To provide high quality evidence-based rehabilitation through music to those with neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Pick’s disease (fronto-temporal dementia) and/or recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury .

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I’ve been told my speech won’t improve, now what?

This is a difficult but common query.  There are varying opinions in the medical world regarding recovery of speech following brain incidents. One of the most prevalent theories taught today states there is a window of 6-12 months for optimal recovery and following this time period one should not expect to see much improvement.  With many recent research articles showing improvements outside this window, I believe we will begin to see a shift in education that describes a very different model for recovery, be it speech or motor.  In the meantime the key is finding professionals who can address your specific need(s).  In regards to speech I recommend the following self-assessment:

1. Try speaking the words to Row Row Row Your Boat 2x.

2. Now try singing the words to Row Row Row Your Boat 2x.

3. Finally, try speaking the words 2 more times.

Was there any difference in these?  Was it easier to sing the words than speak them?  Did you find it easier to speak the words before or after you sang them?

Singing and speaking use the same set of words yet are conveyed through different mediums and initiated with different regions of the brain.  Many people with acquired speech deficits, whether Aphasia, Apraxia, or Dysarthria, say it’s easier to sing these words then to speak them.  Of those, a large percentage said they felt it was easier to speak them the second time once they’d sung the words.  While overly simplified, that demonstrates an ability to improve on one’s speech.

If you are interested in exploring this further feel free to contact me to set up an initial assessment.


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