When I was given the opportunity to try and review the Autism & Special Needs DVD and Music Kit with my 5 year old son who has typical Autism and hyperactivity, I must admit that I was excited. As soon as my son began to open the package and saw all those instruments his level of excitement went sky rocket!…My son loves the Arts, and music is one of his favorite subject.
The Autism & Special Needs DVD and Music Kit comes with a CD, 3 sets of instruments ( maracas, wooden sticks, tambourine ) and the guidebook that has the music and lyrics for each song. It also gives strategies you can use while helping your child along the way when using their instruments.
One specific feature I enjoy and learned was the Therapeutic Goals that my son can obtain with different instruments. The guidebook breaks it down in a way that is easy to follow and understand. The Autism & Special Needs DVD and Music Kit can help a child develop better social, speech/communication , motor, and academic skills in a fun and motivating way. This is an excellent product for professionals and even parents who want to do at-home therapy with their child.
I’m always looking into different ways I can add new things to my sons therapy while he’s at home. The music played on this DVD made both my oldest (Autistic) and youngest ( 3 yr old) share and communicate through music. It had them dancing and singing along. I notice that my oldest son stood focus the entire video, following every instruction. He even kept his patience while waiting to use each individual instrument and on the 2-3 second pause in each music.
This is a major goal for him because is one of his everyday challenge – patience and keeping still while being on the floor. The tone of voice Ryan uses while leading the music is calm, keeping any child engaged. I like how he encourages my son to play and sing, giving the feeling he’s actually in the room with him – giving great results.
In addition, another feature I also like about the Autism & Special Needs DVD and Music Kit is when he demonstrates how to build your own homemade instruments. Its a great way for any child to engaged on being creative and expanding their imagination.
As a stay-at-home I am grateful to have this music kit in my home, and I guarantee that your child will enjoy it as much as mine has. He will play it day and night, and has been singing to the songs and using his fingers has drum sticks over the school bus seat – as I was told by the bus driver. 🙂
Overall, I honestly recommend the Autism & Special Needs DVD and Music Kit, because its a great way to help an Autistic and a Special Need child improve their social skills, while watching other kids interacting.
If your interested on purchasing the Autism & Special Needs DVD and Music Kit, this is available at Amazon.
Disclosure: I received this product mentioned above for free via Tomoson website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.