Speech and Language
|Posted on September 28, 2017 at 10:50 PM|
Do I need to use standardized melodies in Melodic Based Communication Therapy ( M.B.C.T.)?
Yes. Children with autism have been found to have superior memories for pitch and time (see evidence on M.B.C.T.). For this reason, while teaching a new word it is important to keep the melody the same for that word over time. It is also important to vary the melody by word. We are using strengths in pitch recognition and memory to help the child become verbal. Once the child is able to answer the question "What is this?" with the target word and you have faded the use of the melodic model, the word may be said in any way you wish.
|Posted on September 28, 2017 at 10:25 PM|
What is some of the evidence to support M.B.C.T. for use in nonverbal autism?
Many researchers have found success by combining melody and words with nonverbal children with autism in the past. Here are just a few of them:
History of Success of Melodic Interventions in Autism
Publications on M.B.C.T. for Autism
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|Posted on September 28, 2017 at 8:45 PM|
What is some of the evidence to support Melodic Based Communication Therapy (M.B.C.T.)?
Here is some of the evidence to support M.B.C.T. For more information, attend our M.B.C.T. seminar. We welcome new studies and evidence to add to our collection. Please email us at [email protected] if you have something interesting to share.
Absolute or Perfect Pitch in Autism
Sung Words vs. Spoken Words in Autism