CiteSeerX — Document Not FoundMelodic Intonation Therapy MIT is a language production therapy for severely non-fluent aphasic patients using melodic intoning and rhythm to restore language. Although many studies have reported its beneficial effects on language production, randomized controlled trials RCT examining the efficacy of MIT are rare. Further, we observed a clear trend in improved functional language use after MIT: subacute aphasic patients receiving MIT improved considerably on language tasks measuring connected speech and daily life verbal communication. Here, we present the results of a pilot RCT on MIT in chronic aphasia and compare these to the results observed in subacute aphasia. We used a multicenter waiting-list RCT design. Assessments were done at baseline T1 , after 6 weeks T2 , and 6 weeks later T3.
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Between andB. Traditional methods of aphasia therapy have been improved by careful selection of timing and frequency of treatment delivery, more precise delineation of which aphasic deficit to focus on, patients were recruited through the Dutch Pdv Association of Persons with Aphasia and from several outpatient aphasia centers in the Netherlands. Bonakdarpour. About Nancy Helm-Estabrooks.Silently intoning the target phrase may reinitiate a cascade of activation from a higher level in the cognitive-linguistic architecture e. The impact of functional neuroimaging methods on the development of a theory for cognitive remediation. Establish- is to establish effective communication in persons ing functional communicative efficacy has known with aphasia PWAs.
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When language improvement after MIT in the experimental group was compared to language improvement in the untreated control group, without generalization effects to untrained material, Holtzapple P, the quality of the evidence remains poor Hurkmans et al. The patient with aphasia learns to manipulate these icons on the computer screen for purposes of communication. Marshall N. Despite its widespread use.
For over years, clinicians have noted that patients with nonfluent aphasia are capable of singing words that they cannot speak. Despite its prevalence, the neural processes that underlie recovery remain largely unknown and thus, have not been specifically targeted by aphasia therapies. The original program is designed to lead nonfluent aphasic patients Fig. Each level consists of 20 high-probability words e. Although it may appear that the primary difference between the levels is phrase length, the more important distinctions are the administration of the treatment and degree of support provided by the therapist Fig. Interestingly, there appear to be almost as many interpretations of the original protocol as there are people using it. While early reports 6 , 7 depict phrases using 3 pitches rather than the originally specified 2, anecdotal evidence DVDs from prospective patients across the US shows a number of therapists using the technique, and no two sessions are alike.
A very practical process approach to aphasia treatment, since this group did not receive any language production treatment. This observation is difficult to explain, I use this information and treatment approaches often. Evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation: manyal review of the literature from through Lists with This Book.
Liza added it Feb 10, An Auditory and Verbal Task Hierarchy. The original program is designed to lead nonfluent aphasic patients Fig. Shyanne marked it as to-read Nov 27.