Communication cues are music to their ears

SWEET SOUNDS: Music therapist Nicole O’Malley works with client Maddie Manglass, a teenager who has been receiving music-therapy services for nearly 10 years. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
SWEET SOUNDS: Music therapist Nicole O’Malley works with client Maddie Manglass, a teenager who has been receiving music-therapy services for nearly 10 years. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Maddie Manglass learned to wash her hands through a collaboration between her music therapist and her occupational therapist. “That’s something we worked on for years,” said Carol Manglass, Maddie’s mother. Maddie has Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes developmental delays, which in her case, caused her to have limited verbal abilities. Ten years…

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