Broca's Aphasi Article Analysis

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The article, “From Singing to Speaking: Why Singing May Lead to Recovery of Expressive Language Function in Patients With Broca’s Aphasia”, describes the newest developments in Melodic Intonation Therapy, a type of therapy that incorporates music and tapping in order to improve the speaking fluency of patients with expressive language difficulties - nonfluent aphasia. With this treatment, it has been reported that patients with severe broca’s aphasia are able to sing words that they usually are not able to speak. This type of therapy is catered to patients with large lesions in the left hemisphere of the brain but however has not yet produced solid results. This article explains the details surrounding therapy and results from a few experiments.
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There is currently no known cure for down syndrome but several precautions can be made for fetuses and treatments can be done for children and adult patients to ensure a healthy lifestyle. For this patient in particular, to improve his hearing loss, one may recommend a hearing aid or a cochlear surgery to repair the sensory organ (Notes). In terms of the aphasia, I would recommend regular speech and language therapy. The goals of aphasia treatment are “to maximize the recovery of impaired language functions, to assist in the development of alternative and compensatory communication strategies, and to help the patient adjust to the residual deficits (Plante, 241). This patient will participate in several speaking exercises, may learn new forms of communication like gestures and may possibly use Melodic Intonation Therapy as well (Schlaug). At this individual’s young age, he should be placed in individual therapy in order to receive the one on one attention that is required in order for him to

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