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FW: Musical abilities are among the last to be lost in cases of brain damage?
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Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 13:43:16 -0600 (CST)
To: Isabelle Peretz <Isabelle.Peretz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Musical abilities are among the last to be lost in cases of
I think the key in all of this is as you said, "may". Obviously one can
find studies to support any position and there are plentiful studies to
support the opposite view. As a clinician my primary concern is that what I
do for patients works and so long as I can get results the rest is
secondary. I've seen two of the papers you've quoted and will look up the
third. Certainly any information to alter methodology in therapy can only
be to the good of clinician's ability to be more effective and I appreciate
your pointing out these studies for that reason.
Actually, as fluency therapy has developed it has gone in a completely
different direction than the specific aphasias and probably that neurogenic
direction is more useful than any melodic model to aphasoid disorders.