As the parent of a teen with autism, I can say first-hand how important music has been in his life, from learning to speak to now socializing in the marching band. This book has practical tips on how to choose an instrument, find a teacher, and even keep up with practice – a must-read for anyone who wishes to expose their child to the benefits of music. — Angela Scarpa, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research, Virginia Tech, USA
This is another great book from Dorita Berger, which is a must-have for every music therapist, educator and parent. Easy to read, it gives a wealth of information on the neuroscience of music, and explains the “why’s” and “how’s” of music learning. As a parent, I learned a lot myself! — Aksana Kavaliova-Moussi, MMT, BMT, MTA, Neurologic Music Therapist
Helping children with autism to enjoy music and develop their musical interests regardless of their abilities, while overcoming obstacles to participation in music-based activities
About the Author
Dorita S. Berger is a concert pianist, an educator and a Board Certified music therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in sensorimotor music-based treatment for autism spectrum and neurophysiologic-related diagnoses in children and adults. She conducts workshops and lectures on the role of music in science and medicine and continues to provide consultations and music therapy services, in addition to researching the role of music in human adaptation. Dorita resides in Durham, North Carolina, USA.