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Course Description

There is a growing body of evidence indicating connections between music and language abilities. Functional neuroimaging allows us to study the relations more systematically. This course was designed to offer an overview of the research in this emerging discipline, and a sample of the variety of applications for speech/language interventions of clinical and aging populations.
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Meet Your Presenter

Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Dartmouth College and postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an assistant professor at School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. He conducts several funded research programs that aim to develop music-based intervention programs for communication disorders due to brain injury and neurodegeneration.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define how the brain processes both low-level (e.g., acoustic properties) and high-order aspects (e.g., meaning) of sound in speech, language, and music.
  2. Describe how musicality affects speech and language performance.
  3. List 2 music-based intervention programs for speech/language impairments secondary to neurological/developmental disorders.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction of aphasia
  • 0:10 - Case study using rhythm-based aphasia therapy
  • 0:25 - Neural mechanisms underlying connections between music and language
  • 0:45 - Future direction
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

Speech-language pathologists who are providing therapy for people who have aphasia.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until December 14, 2025.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter’s research is funded by two grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH).
  • Presenter is a researcher/sub-contractor for app developer/creator of app Speech Hero, and will receive royalties from this app upon final development.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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