Music is the Key:
to unlocking your child’s potential
Author: Karen O’Connor
Publication Date: February 2012
How can I help my child to be calmer, to listen better, to understand more, to express himself better, learn more and enjoy interacting with other children?
In Music is the Key: to Unlocking your Child’s Potential consultant speech and language therapist Karen O’Connor describes how children with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, dyspraxia and other developmental challenges make remarkable progress with the help of music-based sound therapy. She describes how these children become more regulated and calmer, how their attention and concentration improve and how language and learning develop.
Children such as three-year old Theo, who came to Karen with a tentative diagnosis of autism. Two years later Theo is a fun-loving little boy going to his local school, with no additional support. Or Raphael, who came to see her ‘as a last resort’. He had very little speech and was not interacting with others. Now he’s speaking just like any five-year-old and enjoys playing with his friends.
Music is the Key: to Unlocking your Child’s Potential is the first in a series of books that will give hope to parents and children by telling the stories of children like Theo and Raphael who overcame their developmental challenges by means of music-based sound therapy.