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Music therapy and stroke rehabilitation

This article highlights the benefits of music therapy in stroke rehabilitation. I have observed neurologic music therapy to be effective in rehabilitation after a stroke. Neurologic music therapy is effective in increasing expressive language, improving gait, and improving motor planning skills after suffering a stroke. In my practice I have found the use of melodic intonation therapy combined with therapeutic singing to be extremely effective for increasing speech in clients with non-fluent aphasia and apraxia. The second article featured here gives an in depth look at melodic intonation therapy.

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