Nordoff Robbins Registered Music Therapist Matt Laffan has been working with Harrison for a little under a year. Harrison is a 7 year old boy who has been diagnosed with Autism and has severe hearing sensitivities which impact on his ability to interact with others.
Recently, Harrison has made some big improvements in his ability to take in and respond to sounds. He is developing his ability to interact with his mother and with Matt through music. To achieve this, Matt uses turn taking activities to encourage verbal communication as well as interactive play on a number of different instruments, in particular the xylophone and djembe drums.