Översikt om sångterapi vid stamning, Parkinson, afasi och autism.

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En översiktsartikel om sjungandets effekt på olika neurologiska tillstånd. Flera studier visar att sångterapi fungerar bättre än konventionella talövningar mot stamning. Några pilotstudier antyder att den kan hjälpa mot talproblemen vid Parkinsons sjukdom. Vad afasi efter stroke har talövningar som bygger på melodiös intonation visat sig fungera bättre än andra, och sångbaserade terapier fungerar bättre än annan lek för att hjälpa barn med autism att kommunicera och skapa kontakt med omgivningen. (Av Catherine Wan med flera, 2010)

Titel: The Therapeutic Effects of Singing in Neurological DisordersThe Therapeutic Effects of Singing in Neurological Disorders

Författare: Wan, Catherine Y, Rüber, Theodor, Hohmann, Anja, Schlaug, Gottfried

Publikation: Music perception

Volym: 27

Nummer: 4

Sidor: 287-295

Publicerad: 20102010/04/01

Sammandrag: Music making (playing an instrument or singing) is a multimodal activity that involves the integration of auditory and sensorimotor processes. The ability to sing in humans is evident from infancy, and does not depend on formal vocal training but can be enhanced by training. Given the behavioral similarities between singing and speaking, as well as the shared and distinct neural correlates of both, researchers have begun to examine whether singing can be used to treat some of the speech-motor abnormalities associated with various neurological conditions. This paper reviews recent evidence on the therapeutic effects of singing, and how it can potentially ameliorate some of the speech deficits associated with conditions such as stuttering, Parkinson's disease, acquired brain lesions, and autism. By reviewing the status quo, it is hoped that future research can help to disentangle the relative contribution of factors to why singing works. This may ultimately lead to the development of specialized or “gold-standard” treatments for these disorders, and to an improvement in the quality of life for patients.

Länk till original: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2996848/

Kategori: Åldrande och demens Musicerande, sång Parkinsons sjukdom Psykisk ohälsa

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