Preserved singing in aphasia: A case study of the efficacy of melodic intonation therapy

Wilson, Sarah J., Parsons, ‌ Kate and Reutens, David C. (2006) Preserved singing in aphasia: A case study of the efficacy of melodic intonation therapy. Music Perception, 24 1: 23-36. doi:10.1525/mp.2006.24.1.23

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Author Wilson, Sarah J.
Parsons, ‌ Kate
Reutens, David C.
Title Preserved singing in aphasia: A case study of the efficacy of melodic intonation therapy
Journal name Music Perception   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0730-7829
1533-8312
Publication date 2006-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1525/mp.2006.24.1.23
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 24
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 36
Total pages 14
Place of publication Berkeley, CA, United States
Publisher University of California Press * Journals Division
Language eng
Abstract This study examined the efficacy of Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) in a male singer (KL) with severe Broca’s aphasia. Thirty novel phrases were allocated to one of three experimental conditions: unrehearsed, rehearsed verbal production (repetition), and rehearsed verbal production with melody (MIT). The results showed superior production of MIT phrases during therapy. Comparison of performance at baseline, 1 week, and 5 weeks after therapy revealed an initial beneficial effect of both types of rehearsal; however, MIT was more durable, facilitating longer-term phrase production. Our findings suggest that MIT facilitated KL’s speech praxis, and that combining melody and speech through rehearsal promoted separate storage and/or access to the phrase representation.
Keyword aphasia
amusia
music therapy
melodic intonation therapy
nonpropositional and propositional speech
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Music
Hemispheric Laterization
Expressive AphasiaX
Speech Arrest
Motor Cortex
Localization
Lesion
Speaking
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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