Saturday, February 8, 2014

Healing Sounds of the City

I am so so proud of my colleagues and friends, Amanda and Allison at Emerge and See Education Center.  They have taken on so many new initiatives (too many to list!), but their latest therapeutic scope now includes listening therapy and the Solisten program (you can learn more here).  I am well aware of the controversies surrounding this intervention (which I am not going to address here) and I do typically prescribe to data driven research versus anecdotal evidence in regards to intervention (especially when it is not covered by insurance and tends to be costly), BUT in this very particular case (featured in the video below), I am a convert.  Chris has also been my client since he was 18 months old (he is now 15!).  He was my very first client through NYC's Early Intervention program and I have a very special place in my heart for him.  I know everyone in this video personally and I have been witness to Chris' growth--I am also so proud to work closely with Amanda Friedman at Emerge and See Education Center (and so lucky to be privy to her brilliance on a weekly basis).  After all of these years, Chris continues to impress all of us (and keeps me on my toes!)