I’ve heard a lot about what music therapy can do for a child on The Spectrum. I’ve heard that a child on The Spectrum has perfect pitch because they hear music differently than the rest of us. I’ve heard music therapy “brings a child out of autism”.
With so many positives being spoken about music therapy, I do not understand why it isn’t available in every state so that every child has access to it.
I once lived in very progressive states (i.e. Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Rhode Island). I had access to every possible therapy and state resource. I moved and those resources feel by the wayside. I’ve since stopped kicking myself for moving.
I know live in a state that’s been playing catch up for a while. It has well over a 3-year wait list for much-needed services. 3 years! Do you realize how much valuable therapeutic time a child loses? They lose 3 years… if not more.
I don’t know when exactly autism became a household name. It’s sad to say that it’s become one at all, but it has nonetheless.
I also don’t know why some states have while others have not. Or is it merely a case of some states caring more than others? I hope it is the former, because the latter denotes a rather cruel intention.
I don’t understand why any state wouldn’t want to offer the very best to every child in its care.
As a resident of a state that’s slowly coming around, it is up to me to ensure my son receives whatever therapies that will benefit him. Even, if I have to shell out the big duckets to do so.
Good grief! I’m ranting again. My apologies.
I brought up music therapy to introduce you to a child who has greatly benefited from it. You may already know his name, you may not.
Don’t see him as a child who has autism. See him as a child who’s “got talent”!