Caine, J. (1991). The effects of music on the selected stress behaviors, weight, caloric and formula intake, and length of hospital stay of premature and low birth weight neonates in a newborn intensive care unit. Journal of Music Therapy, 28 (4), 180–192.

Cassidy, J. W. & Standley, J. M. (1995).  The effect of music listening on physiological responses of premature infants in the NICU. Journal of Music Therapy, 32(4), 208-227.

Cevasco, A. M. (2008). The effects of mothers’ singing on full-term and preterm infants and maternal emotional responses. Journal of Music Therapy, 45(3), 273–306.

Chorna, O. D., Slaughter, J. C., Wang, L., Stark, A. R., & Maitre, N. L. (2014) A pacifier activated music player with mother’s voice improves oral feeding in preterm infants. Pediatrics, 133(3), 462-468.

Coleman, J. M., Pratt, R. R., Stoddard, R. A., Gerstmann, D. R., & Abel, H-H. (1997). The effects of the male and female singing and speaking voices on selected physiological and behavioral measures of premature infants in the intensive care unit. International     Journal of Arts Medicine, 5 (2), 4-11.

Collins, S., & Kuck, K. (1991). Music therapy in the neonatal intensive care unit. Neonatal Network, 9 (6), 23–26.

Detmer, M. R., Kern, P., Jacobi-Vessels, J., & King, K. M. (in press). Intergenerational music therapy: Effects on literacy, physical functioning, self-worth, and interactions. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships.

Detmer, M. R. (2017). Extending the therapeutic impact of music in the NICU through developmentally appropriate recorded music. imagine, 8(1), 79-83.

Detmer, M. R., Deloach, D., Forbes, K. D., & Gossom, R. (2017). The effect of NICU music therapy on the symptoms of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. imagine, 8(1), 54-58.

Detmer, M. R., & Whelan, M. (2017) Music in the neonatal intensive care unit: The role of nurses in neuroprotection. Neonatal Network, 36(4), 213-217.

Detmer, M. R. (2016). The use of parental singing: Enhancing neurodevelopment in premature infants. imagine, 7(1), 66-69.

Detmer, M. R. (2016). It’s time to sleep: Behavior regulation in infants with NAS. imagine, 7(1), 136.

Ettenberger, M. (2017). Music therapy in the neonatal intensive care unit: Putting the families at the centre of care. British Journal of Music Therapy, 31(1), 12-17.

Gooding, L. F. (2010). Using music therapy protocols in the treatment of premature infants: An introduction to current practices. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 37, 211-214.

Gooding, L. F. & Trainor, B. (2017). Working with parents in the neonatal intensive care unit: An analysis of music therapy practice in the United States of America. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 59, 1-6.

Hamm, E. L., Chorna, O. D., Flannery, A., & Maitre, N. L. (2017). A parent–infant music therapy intervention to improve neurodevelopment after neonatal intensive care. Acta Paediatrica, 104(8), 372-374.

Hamm, E. L., Chorna, O. D., Stark, A. R., & Maitre, N. L. (2015). Feeding outcomes and parent perceptions after the pacifier‐activated music player with mother’s voice trial. Acta Paediatrica, 106(10), 1703-1704.

Hamm, E. L. & Walworth, D. (2013). Using the Pacifier Activated Lullabyâ with infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome. imagine, 4(1), 62-63.

Kern, P.  (Ed.) (2019) (Ed.). Special Issue: Intervention ideas. Imagine the potential. Santa Barbara, CA: De La Visit Publisher. 

Kern, P., & Humpal, M. (Eds.) (2019). Early childhood music therapy and autism spectrum disorder: Supporting young children and their families (2nd edition). London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 

Kern, P., Brocqueville, R., & von Richter, V. (2018). Outdoor play: Making a playground accessible for children with multiple disabilities. imagine, 9(1), 34–37.

Kern, P. (2014). Music Therapy: Personalized Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In V. Hu (Ed.), Frontiers in autism research: New horizons for diagnosis and treatment (pp. 607-625). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company.

Kern, P. (2010). Evidence-based practice in early childhood music therapy: A decision-making process. Music Therapy Perspectives, 28(2), 116–123.

Kern, P., Wakeford, L. & Aldridge, D. (2007). Improving the performance of a young child with autism during self-care tasks using embedded song interventions: A case study. Music Therapy Perspectives, 25(1), 43–51.

Kern, P., Wolery, M., & Aldridge, D. (2007). Use of songs to promote independence in morning greeting routines for young children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 1264–1271.

Kern, P., & Aldridge, D. (2006). Using embedded music therapy interventions to support outdoor play of young children with autism in an inclusive community-based child care program. Journal of Music Therapy, 43(4), 270–294.

Kern, P., & Wolery, M. (2002). The Sound Path: Adding music to a childcare playground. Young Exceptional Children, 5(3), 12–20.

Robertson, A., & Detmer, M. (2019). The effects of contingent lullaby music on parent-infant interaction and amount of infant crying in the first six weeks of life. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 46, 33.38.

Standley, J. M. (2014) Premature Infants: Perspectives on NICU-MT Practice. Voices, 14(2).

Standley, J. (2012).  Music therapy research in the NICU: An updated meta-analysis. Neonatal  Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 31(5), 311-316.

Standley, J., & Swedberg, O. (2011). NICU music therapy: Post hoc analysis of an early intervention clinical program, Arts in Psychotherapy, 38(1), 36-40.

Standley, J., Cassidy, J., Grant, R., Cevasco, A., Szuch, C., Nguyen, J., Walworth, D., Procelli, D., Jarred, J., & Adams, K. (2010).  The effect of music reinforcement for non-nutritive sucking via the PAL (Pacifier-Activated Lullabies Apparatus) on achievement of oral feeding by premature infants in the NICU. Pediatric Nursing, 36(3), 138-145.

Standley, J. M., & Walworth, D.  (2010). Music therapy with premature infants: Research and developmental interventions, 2nd Ed.  Silver Spring, MD: American Music Therapy Association, 248 pp.

Standley, J. M. (2003). The effect of music-reinforced non-nutritive sucking on feeding rate of premature infants.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 18(3), 169-173.

Standley, J. M. (2002).  Music therapy in the NICU: Promoting the growth and development of premature infants. Zero to Three, 25(1), 23-30.

Standley, J. M. (2002).  A meta-analysis of the efficacy of music therapy for premature infants. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 17(2), 107-113.

Standley, J. M. (2001).  Musicoterapia para recien nacidos prematuros en cuidados intensivos  neonatales (Music therapy for premature infants in neonatal intensive care.) (Spanish translation by Clancy, C.). Acta Pediatrica Espanola, 59(11), 623-629.

Standley, J. M.  (2000).  The effect of contingent music to increase non-nutritive sucking of premature infants. Pediatric Nursing, 26(5), 493-495, 498-499.

Standley, J. M.  (1998).  The effect of music and multimodal stimulation on physiologic and developmental responses of premature infants in neonatal intensive care.  Pediatric Nursing, 21(6), 532-539.

Standley, J. M. and Moore, R.S. (1995).  Therapeutic effects of music and mother’s voice on premature infants. Pediatric Nursing, 21(6), 509-512. This article abstracted in Broome,  M. (Ed.) Capsules and Comments in Pediatric Nursing, (1996).

Walworth, D. (2014). Bright start music: Connecting the dots for infants and tots: An infant/toddler developmental learning curriculum. Silver Spring, MD: American Music Therapy Association.

Walworth, D. (2009). Effects of developmental music groups for parents and premature or typical infants under two years on parental responsiveness and infant social development.  Journal of Music Therapy, 46(1), 32-52.

Walworth, D. D. (2005). Procedural support music therapy in the healthcare setting: A cost-effectiveness analysis. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 20, 276-284.

Walworth, D., Standley, J., Robertson, A., Smith, A., Swedberg, O., Peyton, J. J. (2012).  Effects of neurodevelopmental stimulation on premature infants in neonatal intensive care: Randomized controlled trial. Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing. DOI:10.1016/j.jnn.2012.01.001.

Yinger, O., Walworth, D., & Gooding, L. (2014).  Procedural support music therapy: A guide to evidence-based practice and program development. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.


Subscribe to get notified of our recent posts