Use of Music Activities in Speech-Language Therapy Musical activities stress nonverbal forms of communication and often surpass physical, cultural, intellectual, and emotional limitations. Actively using music in learning experiences involves the whole child through incorporation of rhythm, movement, and speech. Within the public school setting, traditional communication training methods can be supplemented with musical activities. General application ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1991
Use of Music Activities in Speech-Language Therapy
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mary B. Zoller
    Butler University, Indianapolis
  • Requests for reprints should be sent to Mary Burt Zoller, Indianapolis Public Schools, 120 E. Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1991
Use of Music Activities in Speech-Language Therapy
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1991, Vol. 22, 272-276. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2201.272
History: Received September 7, 1989 , Accepted February 5, 1990
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1991, Vol. 22, 272-276. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2201.272
History: Received September 7, 1989; Accepted February 5, 1990

Musical activities stress nonverbal forms of communication and often surpass physical, cultural, intellectual, and emotional limitations. Actively using music in learning experiences involves the whole child through incorporation of rhythm, movement, and speech. Within the public school setting, traditional communication training methods can be supplemented with musical activities. General application and specific uses of music within speech-language therapy will be described.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
This research was made possible through scholarship funds provided by the Indianapolis Public Schools and the Franklin Township School Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Special thanks are due to Kathryn J. Smith, Ph.D., CCC-Sp, Assistant Professor, Butler University, for her comments and review of an earlier version of this article.
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