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August 1973

Melodic Intonation Therapy for Aphasia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Aphasia Research Section, Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Department of Neurology, Aphasia Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine.

Arch Neurol. 1973;29(2):130-131. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490260074018

A new form of language therapy has been used successfully with aphasic patients who had severe, long-term, stable defects and for whom other forms of therapy had failed. One explanation for these results suggests that latent language capacities of the nondominant hemisphere may be stimulated.