You can contact us via Email Interdisciplinary Institute for Music- and Speech-Therapy Treatment for patients with language and motor speech disorders (aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria) as well as for other neurological disorders e.g. Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebellar diseases Contact: Dr. 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.

What is SIPARI® ?

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Evidence-based music-supported therapy for chronic aphasia patients Dr.   Monika   Jungblut   has   developed   the   SIPARI®   method,   which was   first   tested   in   cooperation   with   the   Medical   Faculty   of   the University     of     Witten-Hedecke.     In     a     controlled     group-study, patients   suffering   from   severe,   chronic   aphasia,   who   were   treated according    to    the    SIPARI®-method,    could    significantly    improve their   speech   performance   (assessed   by   a   standardized   language test,   the   Aachener   Aphasie   Test).   It   is   important   to   emphasize   that these    improvements    were    achieved    also    by    patients    who    had suffered from aphasia for over 11 years! In   2010   this   study   was   included   in   the   Cochrane   Review   “Music therapy   for   acquired   brain   injury”   ( download   Temple-University )   in the     category     “communication”     as     the     only     evidence-based method. ( 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.) In    line    with    current    research    from    the    field    of    speech    and language    rehabilitation,    SIPARI®    is    also    offered    as    intensive training (2 or 3 sessions per day over a period of two weeks). Within   the   last   two   years   outstanding   improvements   have   been achieved    by    these    intensive    trainings    in    the    Interdisciplinary Institute   for   Music-   and   Speech-Therapy   in   Germany.   Dr.   Jungblut conducts   training   courses   for   therapists   in   Germany,   Austria,   and Switzerland.    For    further    information    concerning    her    current research, see research. The   SIPARI®   treatment   is   a   specifically   targeted   music-supported training    for    patients    suffering    from    neurological    speech    and language    disorders    e.g.    aphasia,    apraxia    of    speech,    dysarthria. Treatment    objectives    include    improving    linguistic,    motor,    and
cognitive      functions      and      thereby      supporting      speech-motor processes     and     also     planning     and     sequencing     performance constituting    the    basis    for    language-systematic    processes.    Since specifically   targeted   therapy   interventions   require   well-grounded diagnostics,   a   SIPARI®   diagnostic   is   the   starting   point.   Adjusted   to the   specific   needs   of   each   patient,   an   impairment-related   use   of the human voice forms the basis of this therapy. Rhythmic-melodic    voice    training    i.e.    a    specifically    structured program,     which     stepwise     varies     vocalization,     melodic     and rhythmic    components    in    combination    with    sounds,    syllables, words,    and    phrases    represents    the    main    part    of    the    therapy. Additionally,    rhythmic    cognition    trainings    (instrumental    and/or vocal)   serve   to   encourage   planning   and   sequencing   performance while     social     interaction     is     supported     by     means     of     musical communication   trainings   on   instruments   that   do   not   require   any previous   musical   education.   The   efficacy   of   this   training   method was   proven   in   several   studies   with   patients   suffering   from   chronic Broca’s     and     Global     aphasia     (see     international     publications). Current   research   results,   which   were   assessed   by   cognitive   and neural    methods    of    examination    (fMRI),    demonstrate    that    even patients   suffering   from   chronic   Global   aphasia   and   concomitant apraxia   of   speech   also   benefit   remarkably   from   this   treatment ( see   Neural   Plasticity ).   In   all   of   these   studies,   assessments   were performed     by     a     standardized     and     psychometrically     verified language procedure (Aachener Aphasie Test).

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

You can contact us via Email Interdisciplinary Institute for Music- and Speech-Therapy Treatment for patients with language and motor speech disorders (aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria) as well as for other neurological disorders e.g. Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebellar diseases Contact: Dr. Jungblut

What is SIPARI® ?

Singing

Intonation

Prosody

Atmung (Breathing)

Rhythm

Improvisation

® music+speech
Evidence-based music-supported therapy for chronic aphasia patients Dr.   Monika   Jungblut   has   developed   the   SIPARI®   method,   which was   first   tested   in   cooperation   with   the   Medical   Faculty   of   the University     of     Witten-Hedecke.     In     a     controlled     group-study, patients   suffering   from   severe,   chronic   aphasia,   who   were   treated according    to    the    SIPARI®-method,    could    significantly    improve their   speech   performance   (assessed   by   a   standardized   language test,   the   Aachener   Aphasie   Test).   It   is   important   to   emphasize   that these    improvements    were    achieved    also    by    patients    who    had suffered from aphasia for over 11 years! In   2010   this   study   was   included   in   the   Cochrane   Review   “Music therapy   for   acquired   brain   injury”   ( download   Temple-University ) iin    the    category    “communication”    as    the    only    evidence-based method. ( 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.) In    line    with    current    research    from    the    field    of    speech    and language    rehabilitation,    SIPARI®    is    also    offered    as    intensive training (2 or 3 sessions per day over a period of two weeks). Within   the   last   two   years   outstanding   improvements   have   been achieved    by    these    intensive    trainings    in    the    Interdisciplinary Institute   for   Music-   and   Speech-Therapy   in   Germany.   Dr.   Jungblut conducts   training   courses   for   therapists   in   Germany,   Austria,   and Switzerland.    For    further    information    concerning    her    current research, see research. The   SIPARI®   treatment   is   a   specifically   targeted   music-supported training    for    patients    suffering    from    neurological    speech    and language    disorders    e.g.    aphasia,    apraxia    of    speech,    dysarthria. Treatment    objectives    include    improving    linguistic,    motor,    and
cognitive      functions      and      thereby      supporting      speech-motor processes     and     also     planning     and     sequencing     performance constituting    the    basis    for    language-systematic    processes.    Since specifically   targeted   therapy   interventions   require   well-grounded diagnostics,   a   SIPARI®   diagnostic   is   the   starting   point.   Adjusted   to the   specific   needs   of   each   patient,   an   impairment-related   use   of the human voice forms the basis of this therapy. Rhythmic-melodic    voice    training    i.e.    a    specifically    structured program,     which     stepwise     varies     vocalization,     melodic     and rhythmic    components    in    combination    with    sounds,    syllables, words,    and    phrases    represents    the    main    part    of    the    therapy. Additionally,    rhythmic    cognition    trainings    (instrumental    and/or vocal)   serve   to   encourage   planning   and   sequencing   performance while     social     interaction     is     supported     by     means     of     musical communication   trainings   on   instruments   that   do   not   require   any previous   musical   education.   The   efficacy   of   this   training   method was   proven   in   several   studies   with   patients   suffering   from   chronic Broca’s     and     Global     aphasia     (see     international     publications). Current   research   results,   which   were   assessed   by   cognitive   and neural    methods    of    examination    (fMRI),    demonstrate    that    even patients   suffering   from   chronic   Global   aphasia   and   concomitant apraxia   of   speech   also   benefit   remarkably   from   this   treatment ( see   Neural   Plasticity ).   In   all   of   these   studies,   assessments   were performed     by     a     standardized     and     psychometrically     verified language procedure (Aachener Aphasie Test).

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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