Welcome to the Neonatal Beat in partnership with the National Institute for Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy and Florida State University. If you are a clinician working in a neonatal intensive care unit, we are pleased to invite you to this online community.  Within this blog, board-certified music therapists (MT-BC) who have extensive experience working in the NICU will discuss evidence-based music therapy interventions and innovative research with neonatal clinicians.  Our purpose is to improve the communication and knowledge of NICU music therapy services for clinical staff as well as to increase confidence and awareness for neonatologists and practitioners when ordering services for their patients.  Please explore all of the features of this blog and feel free to post any questions or comments.

Below is a video of Dr. Steven B. Morse, Medical Director and neonatologist at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, who has had over 20 years of experience working with NICU music therapists.  In this video, Dr. Morse shares his experiences as well as suggestions for future NICU music therapy research.  Please feel free to comment or ask any questions.  Thank you and welcome!!!