Why and how music can be used to rehabilitate and develop speech and language skills in hearing-impaired children

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuKatsausartikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

This paper presents evidence for a strong connection between the development of speech and language skills and musical activities of children and adolescents with hearing impairment and/or cochlear implants. This conclusion is partially based on findings for typically hearing children and adolescents, showing better speech and language skills in children and adolescents with musical training, and importantly, showing increases of speech and language skills in children and adolescents taking part in musical training. Further, studies of hearing-impaired children show connections between musical skills, involvement in musical hobbies, and speech and language skills. Even though the field is still lacking large-scale randomised controlled trials on the effects of musical interventions on the speech and language skills of children and adolescents with hearing impairments and cochlear implants, the current evidence seems enough to urge speech therapists, music therapists, music teachers, parents, and children and adolescents with hearing impairments and/or cochlear implants to start using music for enhancing speech and language skills. For this reason, we give our recommendations on how to use music for language skill enhancement in this group.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiHearing Research
Vuosikerta380
Sivut108-122
Sivumäärä15
ISSN0378-5955
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 1 syyskuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

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