NMT Research References - Speech & Language


Albert, M., Sparks, R., & Helm, N. 1973. Melodic intonation therapy for aphasics. Archives of Neurology, 29, 130-131.

American Academy of Neurology, Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee. 1994. Assessment: Melodic intonation therapy. Neurology, 44, 566-568.

Bang, C. 1980. A world of sound and music. Journal of the British Association for Teachers of the Deaf, 4, 1-10.

Basso, A., Capitani, E., & Vignolo, L.A. 1979. Influence of rehabilitation on language skills in aphasic patients. Archives of Neurology, 36, 190-196.

Belin, P., Van Eeckhout, P., Zilbovicius, M., Remy, P., Francois, C., Guillaume, S., Chain, F., Rancurel, G., & Sampson, Y. 1996. Recovery from nonfluent aphasia after melodic intonation therapy. Neurology, 47, 1504-1511.

Bellaire, K., Yorkston, K.M., & Beukelman, D.R. 1986. Modification of breath patterning to increase naturalness of a mildly dysarthric speaker. Journal of Communication Disorders, 19, 271-280.

Berlin, C.I. 1976. On: Melodic intonation therapy for aphasia by R.W. Sparks and A.L. Holland. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 41, 298-300.

Bonakdarpour, B., Eftekharzadeh, A., & Ashayeri, H. 2003. Melodic Intonation Therapy with Persian aphasic patients. Aphasiology, 17, 75-95.

Boucher, V., Garcia, J.L., Fleurant, J., & Paradis, J. 2001. Variable efficacy of rhythm and tone in melody-based interventions: Implications of the assumption of a right-hemisphere facilitation in non-fluent aphasia. Aphasiology, 15 (2), 131-149.

Buday, E.M. 1995. The effects of signed and spoken words taught with music on sign and speech imitation by children with autism. Journal of Music Therapy, 32 (3), 189-202.

Caligiuri, M.P. 1989. The influence of speaking rate on articulatory hypokinesia in Parkinsonian dysarthria. Brain and Language, 36, 1493-1502.

Cohen, N.S. 1988. The use of superimposed rhythm to decrease the rate of speech in a brain-damaged adolescent. Journal of Music Therapy, 25, 85-93.

Cohen, N.S. 1995. The effect of vocal instruction and Visi-Pitch ™ feedback on the speech of persons with neurogenic communication disorders: Two case studies. Music Therapy Perspectives, 13, 70-75.

Colcord, R.D. & Adams, M.R. 1979. Voicing duration and vocal SPL changes associated with stuttering reduction during singing. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 22 (3), 468-479.

Darrow, A.A. & Cohen, N.S. 1991. The effect of programmed pitch practice and private instruction on the vocal reproduction accuracy of hearing-impaired children: Two case studies. Music Therapy Perspectives, 9, 61-65.

Darrow, A.A. & Starmer, G.J. 1986. The effect of vocal training on the intonation and rate of hearing-impaired children’s speech: A pilot study. Journal of Music Therapy, 23, 194-201.

Davis, W.B., Gfeller, K., & Thaut, M.H. 1992 (1998, 2nd ed.). An Introduction to Music Therapy: Theory and Practice. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Publishers. (Japanese Language Edition, 1997. Sapporo, Japan: Ichibaku Shuppansya Publishing.) (Spanish Language Edition, 2000) (Korean Language Edition, 2002)

Galloway, H.F. 1975. Music and the speech handicapped. In R.M. Graham (Ed.), Music for the Exceptional Child (pp. 15-47). Reston, VA: MENC.

Gaston, E.T. (Ed.). 1968. Music in Therapy. New York, NY: MacMillan Co.

Gfeller, K.E. & Baumann, A.A. 1988. Assessment procedures for music therapy with hearing-impaired children: Language development. Journal of Music Therapy, 25, 192-205.

Gfeller, K.E. & Darrow, A.A. 1987. Music as a remedial tool in the language education of hearing-impaired children. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 14, 229-235.

Glover, H., Kalinowski, J., Rastatter, M., & Stuart, A. 1996. Effect of instruction to sing on stuttering frequency at normal and fast rates. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 83, 511-522.

Goldfarb, R. & Bader, E. 1979. Espousing melodic intonation therapy in aphasia rehabilitation: A case study. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2, 333-342.

Hammen, V.L. & Yorkston, K.M. 1996. Speech and pause characteristics following speech rate reduction in hypokinetic dysarthria. Journal of Communication Disorders, 29, 429-445.

Hammen, V.L., Yorkston, K.M., & Minifie, F.D. 1994. Effects of temporal alterations on speech intelligibility in Parkinsonian dysarthria. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 37, 244-253.

Haneishi, E. 2001. Effects of a music therapy voice protocol on speech intelligibility, vocal acoustic measures, and mood of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Music Therapy, 38 (4), 273-290.

Healey, E.C., Mallard, A.R., & Adams, M.R. 1976. Factors contributing to the reduction of stuttering during singing. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 19, 475-480.

Helfrich-Miller, K.R. 1984. Melodic intonation therapy with developmentally apraxic children. Seminars in Speech and Language, 5, 119-126.

Helfrich-Miller, K.R. 1994. A clinical perspective: Melodic Intonation Therapy for developmental apraxia. Clinics in Communication Disorders, 4 (3), 175-182.

Hurt-Thaut, C.P. & Johnson, S.B. 2003. Neurologic music therapy with children: Scientific foundations and clinical applications. In S.L. Robb (Ed.), Music Therapy in Pediatric Healthcare: Research and Evidence-Based Practice (pp. 81-100). Silver Spring, MD: American Music Therapy Association, Inc.

Jackson, S.A. Treharne, D.A., & Boucher, J. 1997. Rhythm and language in children with moderate learning difficulties. European Journal of Disorders of Communication, 32 (1), 99-108.

Jeffries, K., Fritz, J., & Braun, A. 2003. Words in melody: An H215O PET study of brain activation during singing and speaking. NeuroReport, 14 (5), 749-754.

Keith, R. & Aronson, A. 1975. Singing as therapy for apraxia of speech and aphasia: Report of a case. Brain and Language, 2, 483-488.

Krauss, T. & Galloway, H. 1982. Melodic Intonation Therapy with language delayed apraxic children. Journal of Music Therapy, 19 (2), 102-113.

Lucia, C.M. 1987. Toward developing a model of music therapy intervention in the rehabilitation of head trauma patients. Music Therapy Perspectives, 62, 34-39.

Marion, M., Sussman, H., & Marquardt, T. 1993. The perception and production of rhyme in normal and developmentally apraxic children. Journal of Communication Disorders, 26, 129-160.

Naeser, M.A. & Helm-Estabrooks, N. 1985. CT scan lesion localization and response to Melodic Intonation Therapy with nonfluent aphasia cases. Cortex, 21, 203-223.

Overy, K. 2003. Dyslexia and music: From timing deficits to musical interventions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 999, 497-505.

Overy, K., Nicolson, R.I., Fawcett, A.J., & Clarke, E.F. 2003. Dyslexia and music: Measuring musical timing skills. Dyslexia, 9 (1), 18-36.

Overy, K., Norton, A.C., Ozdemir, E., Helm-Estabrooks, N., & Schlaug, G. 2004. Activation of the left anterior inferior frontal gyrus after melodic intonation therapy in a Broca’s aphasia patient. Proceedings Society for Neuroscience, 595.7. [Abstract]

Pilon, M.A., McIntosh, K.W., & Thaut, M.H. 1998. Auditory versus visual speech timing cues as external rate control to enhance verbal intelligibility in mixed spastic-ataxic dysarthric speakers: A pilot study. Brain Injury, 12 (9), 793-803.

Popovici, M. 1995. Melodic intonation therapy in the verbal decoding of aphasics. Revue Roumaine de Neurologie et Psychiatrie, 33, 57-97.

Riecker, A., Wildgruber, D., Dogil, G., Grodd, W., & Ackermann, H. 2002. Hemispheric lateralization effects of rhythm implementation during syllable repetitions: An fMRI study. NeuroImage, 16, 169-176.

Robb, S.L. (Ed.) 2003. Music Therapy in Pediatric Healthcare: Research and Evidence-Based Practice. Silver Spring, MD: American Music Therapy Association, Inc.

Sears, W. 1968. Processes in music therapy. In E.T. Gaston (Ed.), Music in Therapy (pp. 30-44). New York, NY: MacMillan Co.

Shane, H.C. & Darley, F.L. 1978. The effect of auditory rhythmic stimulation on articulatory accuracy in apraxia of speech. Cortex, 14 (3), 444-450.

Sparks, R.W. & Deck, J.W. 1994. Melodic Intonation Therapy. In R. Chapey (Ed.), Language Intervention Strategies in Adult Aphasias. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 368-386.

Sparks, R.W., Helm, N., & Albert, M. 1974. Aphasia rehabilitation resulting from melodic intonation therapy. Cortex, 10, 313-316.

Sparks, R.W. & Holland, A.L. 1976. Method: Melodic intonation therapy for aphasia. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 41, 298-300.

Speedie, L.J., Brake, N., Folstein, S.E., Bowers, D., & Heilman, K.M. 1990. Comprehension of prosody in Huntington's disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 53, 607-610.

Stewart, L., Walsh, V., Frith, U., & Rothwell, J. 2001. Transcranial magnetic stimulation produces speech arrest but not song arrest. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 930, 433-435.

Tautscher-Basnett, A., Tomantschger, V., Keglevic, S., & Freimuller, M. (2006). Group therapy for individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) focusing on voice strengthening. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation, P1-054.

Thaut, M.H., McIntosh, K.H., McIntosh, G.C., & Hoemberg, V. 2001. Auditory rhythmicity enhances movement and speech motor control in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Functional Neurology, 16, 163-172.

Thulborn, K. R., Carpenter, P. A., Just, M. A. 1999. Plasticity of language-related brain function during recovery from stroke. Stroke, 30 (4), 749-754.

Ulbrich, P., Fink, M., Churan, J. & Wittmann, M. (2006). Training of temporal-order perception in aphasia: Preliminary results. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation, P2-094.

Wambaugh, J.L. & Martinez, A.L. 2000. Effects of rate and rhythm control treatment on consonant production accuracy in apraxia of speech. Aphasiology, 14 (8), 851-871.

Warren, J.D., Warren, J.E., Fox, N.C., & Warrington, E.K. 2003. Nothing to say, something to sing: Primary progressive dynamic aphasia. Neurocase, 9, 140-153.

Wiens ME, Reimer MA, Lindsay Guyn H. 1999. Music therapy as a treatment method for improving respiratory muscle strength in patients with advanced multiple sclerosis: a pilot study. Rehabilitation Nursing, 24, 74-80

Yamadori, A., Osumi, Y., Masuhara, S., & Okubo, M. 1977. Preservation of singing in Broca’s aphasia. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 40 (3), 221-224.

Yorkston, K.M. & Beukelman, D.R. 1981. Ataxic dysarthria: Treatment consequences based on intelligibility and prosodic considerations. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 46, 398-404.

Yorkston, K.M., Beukelman, D.R., & Bell, K.R. 1988. Clinical Management of Dysarthric Speakers. San Diego, CA: College-Hill Press.

Yorkston, K.M., Hammen, V.L., Beukelman, D.R., & Traynor, C.D. 1990. The effect of rate control on the intelligibility and naturalness of dysarthric speech. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 55, 550-560.