Selected References

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Bailey, B., & Davidson, J. (2003). Amateur group singing as a therapeutic instrument. Nordic
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Baird, A., & Thompson, W.F. (2018). When music compensates language: A case study of
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Collins, A. (2014, July). How playing an instrument benefits your brain [Video file].
Conklyn, D., Novak, E., Boissy, A., Bethoux, F., Chemali, K., Smith, A., & Ziegler, W. (2012).
The effects of modified Melodic Intonation Therapy on nonfluent aphasia: A pilot study. Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research, 55(5), 1463-1471.
Fogg, L., & Talmage, A. (2011). The CeleBRation Choir: Establishing community group choral
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Hurkmans, J., de Bruijn, M., Boonstra, A. M., Jonkers, R., Bastiaanse, R., Arendzen, H., &
Reinders-Messelink, H. A. (2012). Music in the treatment of neurological language and speech disorders: A systematic review. Aphasiology, 26(1), 1-19.
Kasdan, A., & Kiranc, S. (2018). Please don’t stop the music: Song completion in patients with
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Leonardi, S., Cacciola, C., De Luca, R., Aragona, B., Andronaco, V., Milardi, D., . . . Calabrò, R.
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obtaining evidence for music interventions in aphasia. Aphasiology, 1-20.
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Schlaug, G., Norton, A., Marchina, S., Zipse, L., & Wan, C. (2010). From singing to speaking:
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Tamplin, J., Baker, F., Jones, B., Way, A., & Lee, S. (2013). 'Stroke a Chord': The effect of
singing in a community choir on mood and social engagement for people living with aphasia following stroke. NeuroRehabilitation, 32, 929-941.
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