Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) for autistic children

Neda Ferdosi


Hi everyone,

I am not sure if here is the right place to send this post or not.
I am an Iranian linguist with some clinical research in psychology of language and language disorders in autism and aphasia during my PhD and MA in linguistics.
Currently, I am a postgraduate student in psychology at the University of East London.

Precisely, I have designed and applied the Persian model of Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) (Albert et al, 1973) based on melodic aspects (prosody) of the Persian language. Its effectiveness on nonverbal and verbal autistic children after 4 months intervention is published in my articles and book.
It has significant effects on different speech variables as well as executive functions in autistic children. Neuroimaging studies have shown multiple facets of neuroplasticity due to MIT.

I can apply this method for the English speaking children aswell.

At present I am working on my dissertation about language disorders in dyslexia, an ERP study, at UEL, EEG lab and really interested in doing research on language disorders especially in the field of autism or working as an assistant researcher.
Would you please inform me about its procedure?
I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,
Neda Ferdosi