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Thread #127516   Message #2846412
Posted By: mauvepink
22-Feb-10 - 04:03 AM
Thread Name: Singing 'Rewires' Damaged Brain
Subject: Singing 'rewires' damaged brain
Singing 'rewires' damaged brain in stroke survivors

Take a look at this article. Sounds full of promise. However, if my experiences of people who have had a stroke and the NHS are anything to go by, there will be lots of missed opportunities. I was trained that for a stroke survivor to have the best chance of recovering speech, when it has been affected by the stroke, is the most urgent intervention of a speech therapist. Sadly there seems a shortage of speech therapists generally so delays inevtiably affect potential recoveries.

What would be interesting, if the approach in the article was taken up, would be to see who would do the therapy: speech therapists, music teachers, or a combination of both?

Your thoughts?