Monday, March 24, 2014

This is what music therapy can do: Max rocks a video

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.


  1. That video made me cry! LOVE! Kyle's favorite part of each school day has always been music therapy.

  2. Simply Precious! What is it about Cars 2? My son is obsessed too!

  3. No, I am NOT crying. It's just very dusty in here.

  4. When you feel passionate, sing.

  5. Go Max! Great job rock star! I think my Bethany would respond very well to music therapy! Now that she has a CSS plan, I can build the cost into her plan!

  6. I love it! Max's enthusiasm shines through. :-) You have one wonderful music therapist… She gets an A+ plus some. :-) Keep sharing!


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