Music-Motor Therapy Program Improving the Lives of Toddlers with NF1

The Washington University NF Center and Jazz St. Louis recently wrapped up another successful Beat NF session. This unique music-motor therapy program geared toward toddlers with NF1 utilizes jazz music and motor therapy to help them overcome developmental delays commonly encountered by children with NF1

NF Center Volume 2, 2016 Newsletter

Check out the NF Center Volume 2, 2016 newsletter (pdf) to read about the NF Center’s 3rd biennial Research Symposium, recent research driving us toward personalized treatment for people with NF1, and the JazzTimes article highlighting Beat NF, our music-motor therapy program for toddlers with NF1.

YOU’RE INVITED: Spring 2016 Beat NF

Join us for a one-of-a-kind jazz music experience, seamlessly integrated with gross motor and social skill activities. Beat NF, a jazz music-motor therapy program for toddlers and young children (ages 2 – 5 years) with NF1, was developed by a team of St. Louis Children’s Hospital therapists and Jazz St. Louis musicians.

Beat NF Program Highlighted in JazzTimes

Beat NF, our jazz music-motor therapy program designed specifically for toddlers with NF1, was recently highlighted in JazzTimes. Read the article to learn more about this unique program, stemming from a close collaboration between the Washington University NF Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Jazz St. Louis.

Wrapping Up Another Successful Beat NF Session!

The fall Beat NF session wrapped up this past Wednesday with our toddler participants, both new and seasoned veterans to the program, enjoying five weeks of play-based motor-music therapy in the Centene Education Center classroom on the top floor of the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz. A typical Beat NF class begins with […]

Washington University NF Center – Spring 2015 Newsletter

It’s officially spring, and we at the Washington University NF Center are excited to kick off another year of providing exceptional care through groundbreaking research! Check out the spring 2015 newsletter for some of our most popular recent research updates, information about our upcoming Club NF and Beat NF events and more. Some of the […]

Washington University NF Center Winter 2014 Newsletter

2014 might be winding down, but the Washington University NF Center is still hard at work in our research laboratories and at our innovative outreach programs, like Beat NF and Club NF! Check out the winter 2014 newsletter for some of our most popular research articles, a reflection on our successful fall Beat NF event and more! […]

Fall 2014 Beat NF Program Another Success!

We had our last session of the fall 2014 Beat NF program yesterday, and I already know I will miss my five little friends next Wednesday morning. Beat NF, a jazz, music therapy program for toddlers with NF Type 1, concluded this morning after six successful weeks. Through the collaborative efforts of Jazz St. Louis, the Washington University […]

SAVE THE DATE – Join Us at Fall 2014 Beat NF!

The Washington University NF Center, in collaboration with the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation and Jazz St. Louis, is proud to host the fall 2014 Beat NF Together 6-week program starting on Wednesday October 15 at the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz in downtown St. Louis. Beat NF is a toddler and parent […]

Washington University NF Center Fall 2014 Newsletter

Hot off the press – check out our fall 2014 newsletter! Inside this issue: Washington University NF Center Family Celebrates Final Day of Chemotherapy Researchers Publish Findings on New Plexiform Neurofibroma Treatment Beat NF: Understanding how Music Therapy Helps Children with NF1 Join us at 2014 fuNFest! And More! Be sure to take a look at our previous newsletters as […]