Anthroposophical Therapeutic Speech

Barbara Denjean-von Strik, Dietrich von Bonin



Written for speech therapists and doctors, this book gives a precise, practical summary of anthroposophical 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. This therapeutic work is based on speech exercises and indications on how to use them, as given by Rudolf Steiner.


  • 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

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