A Lesson Plan for Children with Autism

Music is a channel for  emotion regulation, and socialization for adolescents with ASD (aka Autism Spectrum Disorder).

My daughter, Mano, has Autism. Living with a child with Autism (ASD) has its challenge.  But when you love your daughter as much as I do, and understand HER everyday challenges, you have to stop and say (to yourself): “What can I do with what I know?”

I know music and I know music heals.

Perhaps with my music, and with her mother’s knowledge of assessment and treatment, I can find the key that will make Mano’s life that much easier!

Yet another example of why we really cannot love without music!

Lesson Plan links:

Mano Lesson #1
Mano Lesson #2
Mano Lesson #3
Mano Lesson #4
Mano Lesson #5
Mano Lesson #6

Mano Lesson #7

Listen to Sandy Hausman of WVTF Public Radio/RADIO IQ – “Soothing the Soul” 
Interview with Barry and Grace Koman about amazing Mano’s progress
March 6, 2013

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  5. Hello just wanted to comment about the CNN article I read and to let you know I think it is Awesome that she has taken to music the way that she has. I am also from Staunton and work downtown at the Public Defenders Office and would love for you guys to stop in one day and have her play for us. Great Article and Great Parenting kudos to you both.

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