I Sing To Speak is a not for profit company based in Cornwall, We promote Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) to help people with aphasia to recover speech, and we provide support and various tools that help make life a little easier and better informed for people with dementia and their caregivers.
We set ourselves a challenge in 2013, after the G20 conference to make music therapy accessible to the many suffers of dementia and aphasia worldwide.
Research has proven that with the intervention of music and other cognitive therapies symptoms can be delayed for up to 5 years by helping to build cognitive reserve. Music lights up the brain reigniting forgotten memories and provides a better quality of life and enjoyment to those suffering with memory issues, Cognitive reserve can delay the onset of dementia, please see the above page.
If you’re one of the millions of people globally who’ve recently been diagnosed with a life-changing condition such as Aphasia, Dementia or Alzheimer’s, or you know someone who has, it’s hard to find tools and techniques that can have a positive impact on how you communicate, think and feel. Even finding ways of changing your situation for the better, seeking a prevention or cure can seem daunting.
Greg Woods, is the clinical director of "I Sing To Speak" having studied at the Royal Military School of Music, The Wicking Institute University of Tasmania Australia (UTAS) open online courses, Blackpool and Fylde College, and he is a member of the Herbal Academy of New England.
In 2008 he started to use his musical skills as a therapist, and
quickly found that his music could unlock memories for people with
dementia and encourage speech for people with aphasia. He has produced music and other therapies for both conditions, is the published author of four books on aphasia and dementia and invented the musical brain gym app SAM® He is also the director of music therapies at "Wired Cornwall"
SAM® the Sing Along Machine
SAM® the Sing Along Machine was developed to help deliver stimulating cognitive therapy sessions,
SAM® is a musical brain gym, for you to work out in as little or as often as you like.please see the above page links for more information.
We are crowdfunding SAM so that we can make it multi-platform, we have reduced the price from £14.99 to just £2.29 to make it affordable for all, currently it is only available for Ipad if you would like to help, you can download it here, SAM is great for parties! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Committed – A commitment to ‘doing good’ & bettering people’s life’s by designing great products, delivering fantastic service & being there for help & advice when needed.
Innovative – We want to push the boundaries using unique innovative yet cost effective products, designed by us for the use of all.
Creative – Pursuing new creative ideas that have the potential to change the life’s of people suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
Passionate – We have a lot of fun doing what we do, we have a lot of energy & are determined to make a positive impact to people all over the world.
Our Mission Statement
We have a vision to reach out to everyone suffering from any form of cognitive deterioration to engage with them so they might benefit from an innovative approach, enrich lives & to bring support, joy & happiness to people when they most need it.
BBC Spotlight Program
SAM has been featured on the BBC Spotlight program. SAM could delay the onset of dementia (Dr Doris Bersing) and can improve the quality of life for people with dementia. Sadly the BBC were not allowed to promote the app, So if you want to learn more please click on tutorials.