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Anthroposophical Therapeutic Speech

Barbara Denjean-von Stryk and Dietrich von Bonin Translated by Marianne Krampe

192 pp.  
6" x 9"

Floris Books


Published:  January 2001


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.

  • 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

Related Titles

  • The Background to Anthroposophical Therapeutic Speech
  • The Art of Speech : Body - Soul - Spirit - Word, a Practical and Spiritual Guide

    Related Titles by Subject:

    Anthroposophy: Art & Literature and Arts & Literature: Speech & Drama