Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Summer school Croazia - Music as a support to train language skills

 21 luglio 2019

Lužnica (Croatia), 21 – 26 July 2019

Music as a support to train language skills.
Concepts, methods, and techniques to empower and rehabilitate speech disorders through evidence-based musical activities in children and adults

The goal of the summer school is to provide participants a set of evidence-based concepts, practical tools, and techniques involving music, which are applicable to people with various language disorders – such as dyslexia, dysphasia, speech apraxia, reduced verbal fluency, or speech fluctuations (stuttering and explosive speech with interruptions) – and speech disorders that can result in abnormal tone, volume, colour, breath control, or prosody of speech.

Across the summer school the participants will be familiar with the practical application of music-based activities used for educational and rehabilitation purposes in the field of speech and communication in order to address difficulties in the functional and spontaneous speech, speech understanding, and speech motor control, and coordination needed for articulation, verbal fluency, voice production, speech sequencing, speech timing (pace), and speech intelligibility.