Information for Patients

Group Therapy

The  

SIPARI®  

therapy  

was  

developed  

by  

Dr.  

Jungblut  

and  

is  

applied  

exclusively  

by  

trained  

and  

certified

therapists  

or  

Dr.  

Jungblut  

herself.  

Those,  

who  

are  

interested  

in  

this  

treatment  

should  

check  

that  

the  

 

providing therapist successfully completed the SIPARI® trainings.

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SIPARI®     is     a     directed     music-supported     treatment     approach developed   to   improve   language   and   speech   capabilities   of   patients suffering    from    chronic    aphasia.    SIPARI®    was    developed    by    Dr. Jungblut   and   was   first   tried   and   tested   in   cooperation   with   the Medical Faculty of the University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany. In   a   controlled   group-study   with   patients   suffering   from   chronic non-fluent     aphasia     (average     duration     of     aphasia:     11     years) significant   improvements   of   75%   of   all   patients   were   assessed   by   a standardized    language    procedure,    the    Aachener    Aphasie    Test (AAT).   In   2010   the   Cochrane   Review   “Music   therapy   for   acquired brain    injury”    included    this    controlled    SIPARI®    group-study.    In international   comparison,   this   was   the   only   study,   which   provided evidence   that   this   specifically   targeted   music-supported   treatment significantly   improved   the   speech   profile   of   people   with   chronic aphasia. (Bradt   J,   Magee   WL,   Dileo   C,   Wheeler   BL,   McGilloway   E.   Music   therapy   for acquired   brain   injury.   Cochrane   Database   of   Systematic   Reviews   2010,   Issue   7.   Art. No.: CD006787. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD006787.pub2.) Meanwhile      further      single      case      studies      substantiate      the extraordinary    efficacy    of    SIPARI®    in    the    treatment    of    severely impaired     chronic     aphasia     patients     and     also     patients     who additionally suffer from apraxia of speech. In     the     SIPARI®     group     therapy,     patients     are     joined     together according   to   their   aphasia   syndrome   in   order   to   allow   an   effective training.     Thus,     communication     between     group     members     is supported   and   social   competence   strengthened.   According   to   our research,   this   helps   patients   to   overcome   their   speech   inhibitions and improve their everyday communication. Music   and   language   consist   of   melodic   and   rhythmic   elements, although    these    basic    components    are    differently    emphasized. Undoubtedly,     the     human     voice     represents     the     most     direct connection    between    music    and    language.    Starting    from    singing towards   intonation   up   to   prosody,   the   human   voice   takes   over   a bridging      function,      which      combines      rhythmic      and      melodic components    in    a    unique    manner    because    transitions    can    be produced   step   by   step.   Therefore,   specifically   targeted   rhythmic- melodic   voice   training   represents   the   starting   point   of   the   SIPARI® method. Apart    from    the    voice,    further    instruments    are    used.    Rhythmic cognition   trainings,   which   are   performed   on   instruments,   vocally or   in   combination   serve   to   encourage   planning   and   sequencing performance.   Another   basic   component   of   this   method   constitutes
joint    instrument    playing    on    instruments,    which    can    be    used without   any   musical   experience.   These   communication   trainings support    social    interaction    but    also    promote    cognitive    functions (e.g. attention, working memory). Treatment   objectives   using   SIPARI®   include   improving   linguistic, motor,    and    cognitive    functions    and    thereby    supporting    speech- motor    processes    and    those    speech-systematic    processes    that encourage planning and sequencing performance. Understandably,     group     therapy     focuses     on     interactive     and communicative    aspects    among    the    group    members    themselves supported   by   training   together.   Individual   therapy   puts   the   main emphasis   on   specific   treatment   of   the   respective   language   and speech-motor    impairment.    The    combination    of    individual    and group   therapy   proved   to   be   particularly   effective   (see   controlled group-study, Cochrane Review). In   order   to   intensify   motor   and   cognitive   improvement,   training- CDs   and   DVDs   can   be   purchased   for   home   training   from   therapists who successfully completed the SIPARI® training.       If you have further questions, please contact Dr. rer. medic. Monika Jungblut

S I P A R I ® 

music-supported training for patients with

language and motor speech disorders

® music+speech

S I P A R I ® 

music-supported training for patients with

language and motor speech disorders

Information for Patients

Group Therapy

® music+speech
SIPARI®     is     a     directed     music-supported     treatment     approach developed   to   improve   language   and   speech   capabilities   of   patients suffering    from    chronic    aphasia.    SIPARI®    was    developed    by    Dr. Jungblut   and   was   first   tried   and   tested   in   cooperation   with   the Medical Faculty of the University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany. In   a   controlled   group-study   with   patients   suffering   from   chronic non-fluent     aphasia     (average     duration     of     aphasia:     11     years) significant   improvements   of   75%   of   all   patients   were   assessed   by   a standardized    language    procedure,    the    Aachener    Aphasie    Test (AAT).   In   2010   the   Cochrane   Review   “Music   therapy   for   acquired brain    injury”    included    this    controlled    SIPARI®    group-study.    In international   comparison,   this   was   the   only   study,   which   provided evidence   that   this   specifically   targeted   music-supported   treatment significantly   improved   the   speech   profile   of   people   with   chronic aphasia. (Bradt   J,   Magee   WL,   Dileo   C,   Wheeler   BL,   McGilloway   E.   Music   therapy   for acquired   brain   injury.   Cochrane   Database   of   Systematic   Reviews   2010,   Issue   7.   Art. No.: CD006787. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD006787.pub2.) Meanwhile      further      single      case      studies      substantiate      the extraordinary    efficacy    of    SIPARI®    in    the    treatment    of    severely impaired     chronic     aphasia     patients     and     also     patients     who additionally suffer from apraxia of speech. In     the     SIPARI®     group     therapy,     patients     are     joined     together according   to   their   aphasia   syndrome   in   order   to   allow   an   effective training.     Thus,     communication     between     group     members     is supported   and   social   competence   strengthened.   According   to   our research,   this   helps   patients   to   overcome   their   speech   inhibitions and improve their everyday communication. Music   and   language   consist   of   melodic   and   rhythmic   elements, although    these    basic    components    are    differently    emphasized. Undoubtedly,     the     human     voice     represents     the     most     direct connection    between    music    and    language.    Starting    from    singing towards   intonation   up   to   prosody,   the   human   voice   takes   over   a bridging      function,      which      combines      rhythmic      and      melodic components    in    a    unique    manner    because    transitions    can    be produced   step   by   step.   Therefore,   specifically   targeted   rhythmic- melodic   voice   training   represents   the   starting   point   of   the   SIPARI® method. Apart    from    the    voice,    further    instruments    are    used.    Rhythmic cognition   trainings,   which   are   performed   on   instruments,   vocally or   in   combination   serve   to   encourage   planning   and   sequencing performance.   Another   basic   component   of   this   method   constitutes
joint    instrument    playing    on    instruments,    which    can    be    used without   any   musical   experience.   These   communication   trainings support    social    interaction    but    also    promote    cognitive    functions (e.g. attention, working memory). Treatment   objectives   using   SIPARI®   include   improving   linguistic, motor,    and    cognitive    functions    and    thereby    supporting    speech- motor    processes    and    those    speech-systematic    processes    that encourage planning and sequencing performance. Understandably,     group     therapy     focuses     on     interactive     and communicative    aspects    among    the    group    members    themselves supported   by   training   together.   Individual   therapy   puts   the   main emphasis   on   specific   treatment   of   the   respective   language   and speech-motor    impairment.    The    combination    of    individual    and group   therapy   proved   to   be   particularly   effective   (see   controlled group-study, Cochrane Review). In   order   to   intensify   motor   and   cognitive   improvement,   training- CDs   and   DVDs   can   be   purchased   for   home   training   from   therapists who successfully completed the SIPARI® training.       If you have further questions, please contact Dr. rer. medic. Monika Jungblut

The  

SIPARI®  

therapy  

was  

developed  

by  

Dr.  

Jungblut  

and  

is

applied  

exclusively  

by  

trained  

and  

certified  

therapists  

or

Dr.   

Jungblut   

herself.   

Those,   

who   

are   

interested   

in   

this

treatment   

should   

check   

that   

the   

providing   

therapist

successfully completed the SIPARI® trainings

.

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