Making music can soothe the soul, but sometimes percussion can be a little too intense for children with cognitive disabilities, such as Autism or Asperger's, to handle.At this year's National Association of Music Merchants show in Anaheim, CA, Remo showcased a new drum designed to make softer sounds so that people with all levels of cognitive ability and sensitivity can enjoy making rhythmic beats. Drumming is considered a healing therapy for many people with disabilities, and the importance of making musical items inclusive and user-friendly to all is gaining awareness.
PlayAbility Toys recognizes that children have a natural love of drumming. Working with drums and rhythm supports motor and cognitive development, coordination, memory, discipline, and communication skills. Our Drums and Disabilities kit (D.A.D.) was created by award winning drum virtuoso/author/clinician Pat Gesualdo who single-handedly revolutionized the drumming industry and enhanced special education curricula throughout the world with his D.A.D. programs. Through the repeated exposure to the rhythms and patterns of drumming, Pat’s Drum Therapy Kit aids children and adults challenged with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Dyslexia, OCD/ODD, Muscular Dystrophy, Tourette’s syndrome, and numerous other physical and cognitive disabilities. Our Drum Therapy Kit is only $21.95, but the gift of music is priceless.