Max has been getting music therapy since he was about four years old. Dave and I thought it would be a great way to encourage articulation and, in fact, Max sang some words before he ever spoke them. Sessions aren't covered by insurance, but they should be—they've been valuable communication tools.
Max has a new music therapist in his life, Amanda. She's making videos with him, and I can't even begin to express how giddy this video made me. She puts Max's obsessions with Cars 2, Lightning McQueen and his Cars 2 piñata to good use, as you can hear.
I may need to take this concert on the road. Title: "Max and His Cars 2 Piñata!" Max has rocker hair, after all.
You can find a local music therapist through the American Music Therapy Association.