Music and Speech Co-Treatment

Modified Melodic Intonation Therapy Pilot Study

Bri Rocha & Shilpa Shamapant

Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) is an intervention that incorporates rhythmic tapping and melodic signing to train functional phrases. Several clients received 20 hours of treatment over eight weeks. They were trained phrases with three-five syllables.

Results from the study show that participants showed improvements in repeating multisyllabic phrases and independently producing trained functional phrases.