Diane T. Dynes, PhD, CCC/SLP-L Speech TherapyWorks
Individualized speech & language therapy with distinct results for all ages and stages
Best practices in speech therapy services.
Music & Speech Therapy
Pam Marshalla (2008) says: "Songs help children learn speech and language skills. Songs encourage children to participate by speaking up and speaking out. Songs help children remember vocabulary and concepts. Songs help children practice their speech."
Using music in speech therapy is also a great opportunity to add movements, gestures, sign language and hand signals for sound production. Specific songs may lend themselves to reinforcing language concepts with lyrics that repeat themselves and are presented in the energetic medium of music.