A book, “Music Is The Key To Unlocking Your Child’s Potential” by language therapist Karen O’Connor, has launched in Ireland (€12.99, Londubh Books).
The book tells how music-based sound therapy engaged specific children at Karen’s practice, with their learning and language subsequently developing.
In 2011, the Sound Advice piece, “Music Has Educational Benefits For Deaf Children“, summarised the valuable role music can have in building language skills.
Children and adults who wear cochlear implants are recommended to listen to music, with US-based musician, Richard Reed (an implant-wearer), creating a music-listening programme for this population. By extension, a list of ten songs said to ‘sound great with a cochlear implant‘ is online.
Most of us know the inspiring TED talks. One is by a musician, Charles Limb, who also happens to be a surgeon for cochlear implants (CIs). His TED talk explains the challenges CI wearers have in hearing music, and the research being done to increase the sound-range provided by cochlear implants.
- Music Therapy for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Music Has Educational Benefits For Deaf Children
- Interview With A Researcher Into Music Teaching
- CI Surgeon’s TED Talk: Helping His Patients Hear Music