Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Communication Disorders and Sciences

First Advisor

Simpson, Dr. Kenneth


AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Linnea Anderson, for the Masters of Science degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences, presented on 4/3/2013, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. TITLE: The Use of Melodic Intonation Therapy in the Clinical Setting MAJOR PROFESSOR: Kenneth O. Simpson Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) is a popular published program for Broca's aphasia. This investigation focused on the clinical use of MIT. Five participants were selected to take part in a survey. Of these five, none had purchased the program and all had created a modified MIT program. Some of the participants used their modified MIT program with individuals who do not have Broca's aphasia. Varying levels of effectiveness were indicated by the participants about their modified MIT program.




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