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date: 25 January 2021

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This chapter examines the connection between music and speech, and points out areas of intersection relative to the mechanisms guiding their practice, application, and execution. This work also investigates the role of neurologic music therapy as a developmental, remedial, and rehabilitative protocol in the area of speech and language. In order to operationalize findings, the chapter is divided into sections by speech and language disorder: dysarthria, apraxia of speech, aphasia, fluency, sensory deficits, voice disorders, and dyslexia. Literature is provided hereafter outlining the premise for music prescription relative to the aforementioned areas, as well as areas of speech and language therapy wherein music discernibly exists as a fundamental construct in various therapeutic protocols; the practice of singing being a main area of concentration. The review provides an overview of related research and outlines areas in preliminary stages of investigation.

Keywords: speech and language disorders, speech and language therapy, rehabilitation, music, singing, neurologic music therapy

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