Development of a Music Intervention to Decrease Symptoms of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in NICU Hospitalized Infants

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This is a Stage 1B feasibility and pilot study of the Baby-SINGchrony music intervention designed to interfere and redirect withdrawal symptoms in newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. This proposed study seeks to determine whether the intervention warrants further investigation to ameliorate infant outcomes. A phased research agenda is recommended for intervention development, implementation and translation,1 including monitoring and evaluating treatment fidelity to validate intervention contributions to the desired change in outcomes.2 This project addresses the NIH RFA topic area of mitigating the impact of a prenatal exposure to substances, such as opioids on a child’s risk of IDD.

Project details

  • Primary Investigator: Deanna Hanson-Abromeit

  • Project start Date: 08/01/2019

  • Project finish Date: 08/31/2021



  • Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood