Music makes a difference for Larry
Larry has had a difficult time with music therapy sessions in the past. Many different therapists have tried, but nothing seemed to work. He expressed himself in a way that indicated it was upsetting to him and he would refuse to participate.
We were all surprised and delighted to discover that Larry has responded amazingly well to the new music therapist’s style of teaching. Not only did he stay in the room for the entire session, he also began picking up instruments to play along! This is something that Larry had never done before.
By the end of the music therapy session, Larry was handed a drum; staff walked away as he played it! This is something we could not believe that he was finally participating in and seeming to enjoy. Larry has made incredible strides with this series of music therapy, and is now much more tolerant of loud noises and new faces in his room.
The music has finally found Larry. With persistence and using proven therapy techniques, music has become another tool in Larry’s tool box of communication.