Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Melodic Intonation Therapy

Remember all those songs you learned as a child? They could come in handy to help you regain your speaking voice if you ever have a stroke. Today's New York Times has an interesting article called "At 60, He Learned to Sing So He Could Learn to Talk".

I learned about this from Roberta at Vocalist (thanks, Roberta!) She says,
". . .to start recovering from aphasia nothing works better than an old, well remembered song with plenty of ties in the
oldest memories. And the intoning helps too."

Read the entire story from the Times here. God has surely given each of us a wonderful gift - our singing voice.

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