Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention. The principal characteristics of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADD is when symptoms are limited to inattention. (National Institute of Health)
Remo Ocean Drum - I use the ocean drum in just about every therapy session I do. The students that I work with are fascinated by the beads within the drum and enjoy the sound that the drum produces. When all else fails, I know that the ocean drum will capture their attention and make it possible for us to continue on with the session. My most successful story in using the ocean drum is with a 12 month old client who is working on sitting independently. Without music, he could sit independently for 20 seconds. When using the ocean drum as a distracter/motivator, he was able to sit independently for 2 minutes and 30 seconds! Quite the difference! My bag of tools would not be the same without the ocean drum!"
Kelly L. Fowler, MA, MT-BC, Director of Music Therapy Services.