Music Therapy from a Parent’s and Clinician’s Perspective

A parent’s perspective:

My daughter, Maya, has had a rough start in the world. After six months of several surgeries and procedures, we brought her home from the hospital. She battled and with steady determination she has become a bright, bubbly sweetheart, beloved by her family and our community.

When she was three-and-a-half years old, her progress in communication hit a plateau. Though she was qualified, I did not think her speech therapist was very good. The school district wasn’t particularly responsive to my concerns. She was having a lot of speech therapy – a half-hour five days a week. I wasn’t sure that more therapy would be more effective, especially with the therapist at the time.

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