Music to your ears

Music has been shown to be cathartic for many people.  It can also help with language.

New research from the Lyon Research Centre in France, Western Sydney University MARCS Institute for Brain Behaviour and Development and the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre has shown that  regular rhythms can boost sentence repetition in children with Developmental Language Disorder.

They have tested these methods in French and Hungarian, now Vanderbilt has a study underway in English which should reinforce their findings.


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Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Dr Anna Fiveash – Cognitive psychologist and co-lead author from Western Sydney University MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 12 July 2023