The Nuryl curriculum is not designed as a therapeutic approach, though combination therapies that use music are common for children with developmental issues. There have been many research studies showing promising and positive results, although these have primarily been in teenagers and adults. Such studies have incorporated musical therapy into rehabilitation programs aimed at stimulating multiple regions of the brain- areas involved in motor control/coordination, cognition, language, and emotional state.
Musical therapy has also been used with preterm infants and research suggests that appropriately designed musical interventions may improve upon a newborn’s cardiac rhythms, feeding, and overall alertness. We encourage parents to talk with their doctors about incorporating music therapy into their child’s therapies at home and later at school. One of the wonderful things about appropriately designed music-based therapies is a potentially positive outcome with relatively no/low risks. An infant’s brain is highly plastic, and able to change and heal in a way an adult brain simply can not, so now is the time to try whatever therapies you can, including Nuryl.