Therapy Professionals is working with the University of Canterbury’s Communications Disorders Department to establish the vocal and social benefits of the Canterbrainers Choir.
Katy Gosset revisits the Canterbrainers Choir. The Christchurch-based singing group was established two years ago to help people with neurological conditions improve their vocal ability and engage more in social activities. Now they're carrying out research to see if its working. The University of Canterbury's Department of Communication Disorders is helping to analyse the data. But the singers say they're already convinced of the benefits, reporting clearer, louder speaking voices, and a great camaraderie and social dynamic within the choir itself.