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Course # 3842
Music, Spoken Language, and Children with Hearing Loss: Using Music to Develop Spoken Language

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Course Abstract

This article argues for the inclusion of music into the lives of children with hearing loss. It examines the challenges music poses to children with hearing aids (HAs) and those with cochlear implants (CIs). It reviews some current research on the benefits of music training to other developmental areas and it provides music activities and resources to support those who seek to enrich the musical lives of children with hearing loss.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to name two challenges that music poses to children with cochlear implants.
  • As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to provide three suitable music activities that reinforce music development in children birth to age 9.
  • As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to provide a rationale for why music development is important to children with hearing loss.

Average Rating

(438 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 438 reviews

Review by: Katrina on March 6, 2013
New and excellent information to me!
Review by: mary on February 23, 2013
I have been looking for some resources to implement music into my therapy sessions and this article has listed several that look promising.
Review by: Kimberly on February 12, 2013
easy to follow; loved the information; as an SLP and a step-mother of a cochlear implant child, this was one of my favorite continuing education courses yet
Review by: JANICE on January 30, 2013
Provided me with new and interesting information
Review by: Andrea on January 29, 2013
I can use this in my therapy tomorrow.
Review by: Cheryl on January 23, 2013
Interesting and well presented
Review by: Laurie on January 10, 2013
loved the musical development milestones - work in birth to three program and regularly incorporate singing and fingerplays into therapy
Review by: Kristin on January 10, 2013
It provided clear rationale, therapy ideas, and resources.
Review by: Kristen on December 31, 2012
It was interesting and informational
Review by: Catherine on December 30, 2012
the sound bytes and visual charts and instruments provided in the outline
Review by: Juanita A on December 30, 2012
Interesting content
Review by: Clara on December 28, 2012
Helped me to understanding ways to incorporate music into speech therapy and ideas to share with parents.
Review by: Kelley on December 27, 2012
The research and milestones on hearing children and children with cochlear implants. The discussion of TuneUps.
Review by: Katherine on December 22, 2012
I really enjoyed reading this, very interesting and a lot of good information. I feel music is very important in helping support language development. Nice article!
Review by: Mary on December 21, 2012
Clear and concise presentation
Review by: Elizabeth on December 15, 2012
Interesting and well organized
Review by: Sarah on December 12, 2012
I liked seeing research on musical development.
Review by: Diedra on December 11, 2012
I found the course content to be interesting and applicable to my setting. I've been fighting for a music program in our school and this article substantiates the reasons I continue to argue for having one
Review by: Carrie on December 10, 2012
The websites were interesting.
Review by: Lindley on November 27, 2012
simple and to the point
Review by: James on November 24, 2012
The discussion on the parameters of sound with CI and HA users was most helpful.
Review by: wan ming amy on November 15, 2012
explain topic very clear and good use of info.
Review by: Carol on November 6, 2012
Information about how children with hearing loss, HA and CI will help me make decisions about how to make decisions about how to incorporate music..
Review by: Carey on November 3, 2012
Interesting how important music is to development regardless of ability to hear. Easy to understand, helpful info.
Review by: Clare on November 2, 2012
Well-written information, to the point, interesting comparison between CI and HA users and music perception. Very useful.
Review by: Debra on November 1, 2012
Interesting and important information given regarding music and the hearing impaired.
Review by: Jane on October 21, 2012
great ideas on working with hearing impaired preschoolers and their families.
Review by: Danielle on October 16, 2012
this was a new area for me to learn about, information was clearly presented with good use of examples.
Review by: Jasper on October 15, 2012
My first close look at the role of music, not just for hearing impaired children, but for all.
Review by: Anne on October 15, 2012
This course gave me specific information such as the developmental skill sequence, about music to share with families
Review by: Patricia on October 12, 2012
It explained new terminology and was written in a way that made it easy to understand.
Review by: Kelli on October 1, 2012
organized and detailed with regard to music milestones
Review by: Kourtney on September 26, 2012
The article provided information that I could share with families that I work with.
Review by: Marilyn on September 20, 2012
well organized, interesting subject matter
Review by: Elizabeth on September 17, 2012
The information was presented in an organized fashion and very easy to understand.
Review by: Nicole on September 4, 2012
Easy to follow although it was a new topic area for me. The information was presented very well. Interesting topic.
Review by: Amy on August 26, 2012
Good resources and references.
Review by: ashley on August 7, 2012
This article gave good background knowledge but I feel did not provide me with enough detail on how music will develop spoken language.
Review by: sarah on August 5, 2012
Concise and backed by research. Great ideas for introducing music to all ages.
Review by: Yvonne on July 27, 2012
enjoyed how music helps children with speech and language.
Review by: Deb on July 24, 2012
The links were helpful and will allow me to gain more information and share it as well.
Review by: Lindsay on July 17, 2012
WONDERFUL TOPIC, addressing a crucial element of all cultures!!
Review by: Lindsey on July 16, 2012
The information was well-organized, researched, and presented. There were a ton of resources to go out and find kid songs to use in my Early Intervention practice!
Review by: Susan on July 2, 2012
The chart of music milestones in children who hear typically.
Review by: Sari on July 2, 2012
Understanding the interaction of spoken language and music in hearing impaired individuals.
Review by: Kristy on June 27, 2012
Interesting points regarding the connection between music and language development.
Review by: Molly on June 22, 2012
The resources provided and originality of topic
Review by: Lori on June 10, 2012
Super exciting information.
Review by: Karen on June 4, 2012
The suggestions on how to incorporate music throughout intervention.
Review by: Victoria on May 31, 2012
Compared hearing aid versus cochlear implant re: acoustic reception.
Review by: Mary on April 27, 2012
Vary straightforward presentation, background and applications clearly explained.
Review by: Shalynn on April 19, 2012
Great information for a professional and a parent!
Review by: Katherine on April 14, 2012
My favorite part of the course was the "Activities to Support the Development of Music Milestones" chart that was included. This can be printed off and given to the families of the children I work with so they can have a quick, easy reference to look at for activity ideas.
Review by: Wanda on April 11, 2012
very interesting and well organized
Review by: HELEN on April 9, 2012
Reviewed material that I had Not reviewed in a long time.
Review by: kristin on April 8, 2012
clear and concise information
Review by: Ruth on April 5, 2012
Very clear objectives, useful information
Review by: Bethany on April 2, 2012
I love using music with my students, and having research to back it up makes it even better!
Review by: Patricia on March 26, 2012
concise and well-organized, interesting
Review by: Janice on March 9, 2012
I really enjoyed following the links, especially the one sample by Phonic Ear(?).
Review by: Shannon on February 25, 2012
Excellent case for promoting music in hearing and hearing impaired children.
Review by: Jena on February 19, 2012
Easy-to-follow information, presented in an organized manner. Links to additional information were very helpful as well.
Review by: Dianne on February 3, 2012
The article provided great resources including websites, manufactures, and other researched. It also provided clear information.
Review by: Susan on February 3, 2012
Information I can give the hearing impaired teacher who feels that my CI child gets nothing from music, which I have disagreed with and now have info. to give her.
Review by: Nicola on February 1, 2012
useful and well organized information
Review by: Marjorie on January 29, 2012
Well organized and clearly stated with practical, entry level application of principles.
Review by: Kathryn on January 29, 2012
Very interesting information
Review by: Leane on January 18, 2012
I have a limited background with music and this course provided good basic information.
Review by: Lisa on January 17, 2012
Considering the importance and quality of experience in music for those with a hearing impairment
Review by: Carolyn on December 31, 2011
Such fascinating information!
Review by: Susan on December 31, 2011
I don't see many discussions of this very important topic. This was a well organized presentation with good ideas for treatment
Review by: Vicki on December 30, 2011
Never exposed to anything like this. As a musician and SLP, it was very interesting!
Review by: Noel on December 30, 2011
Great Resources! Thank you!
Review by: Jessie on December 29, 2011
Clear concrete and nice hand outs, I liked the connection that allowed me to hear how it hears to be hearing impaired in a variety of settings.
Review by: Brandi on December 29, 2011
Excellent! I am blessed to work with a music teacher who has a background in language development. She and I work on projects together and have used music multiple times to reach children with language delays. Excellent information!
Review by: Jennifer on December 28, 2011
Very interesting - loved the tips on ways to facilitate music. The questions on the quiz were a bit out of order, but overall a good article.
Review by: Jaime on December 27, 2011
Very useful, interesting information
Review by: Sharon on December 21, 2011
The correlation between language/music and then using that in language therapy for HI student was enlightening.
Review by: Amy on December 21, 2011
Important research highlighting how musical development supports language and cognitive development
Review by: Melinda on December 15, 2011
A number of resources were provided.

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Course Presenter

christine barton

Christine Barton, M.M.,MT-BC, MT-BC

Christine Barton is an award-winning composer and performer and a board certified music therapist. In addition to her private practice, she is a music consultant to Advanced Bionics and provides music therapy services to the children of St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in Indianapolis. Chris primarily works with children with hearing loss and those with autism spectrum disorders. She performs with her husband in an acoustic band called, Sensible Shoes. (It was called Footloose in a younger life!) She is the composer and performer of the songs on the Tune Ups CD, recipient of the 2009 Most Valuable Product (MVP) award by readers of TherapyTimes.com.

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