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ERIC Number: EJ1073499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Potential Use of Singing in Educational Settings with Pre-Pubertal Children Possessing Speech and Voice Disorders: A Psychological Perspective
Rinta, Tiija
British Journal of Music Education, v25 n2 p139-158 Jul 2008
The purpose of the study was to investigate whether children who possess speech and voice disorders could benefit from engaging in singing activities in educational settings, based on the psychological benefits of such activities. The impact of singing on children's psychological state and well-being was investigated with a participant population of 76 pre-pubertal children. Voice recordings, interviews and a survey were conducted. The main finding was that singing has a positive effect on children's overall vocal functioning and on their psychological well-being. Thus, singing could be exploited in educational settings with children suffering from speech and voiced disorders in order to achieve improvement in such domains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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