Anthroposophical Therapeutic Speech

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Anthroposophical Therapeutic Speech

Written for speech therapists and doctors, this book gives a precise, practical summary of anthroposophic therapeutic speech.

Speech formation, or creative speech, is based on the ancient art of recitation and drama, and was revived and fundamentally redeveloped by Rudolf and Marie Steiner in the early 1920s. Such therapeutic work is based on speech exercises and Rudolf Steiner’s indications about how to use them.

C O N T E N T S:

Part One: Foundations of Therapeutic Speech

Historical Development
The Significance of Air
Speech As Formed Exhalation
Artistic Means
Relationship between the Artistic Means and the Human Being
“Knowledge of the Human Being” with Regard to Speech

Part Two: The Practice of Therapeutic Speech

General Diagnosis in Therapeutic Speech
Aspects of Therapy
Neurathenia and Hysteria: A Medical-Artistic Comparison
Observations of Some Illnesses with Case Examples
Further Case Examples
Typical Speech Disorders, Their Assignment to the Articulation Regions, and Therapy
Processes of Development

About the Author

Barbara Denjean-von Stryk studied anthroposophical speech formation in England, in Germany, and under Christa Slezak-Schindler. She teaches speech formation in Germany and Switzerland, and has a practice for therapeutic speech. She is the mother of three children.

Dietrich von Bonin works as an art therapist in Bern, Switzerland. He teaches therapeutic speech in Dornach, Switzerland, and at the Artemis School of Speech and Drama in East Grinstead, Sussex.

Additional information

Weight 19 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.75 × 9 in




Marianne Krampe




January 2001






Floris Books


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