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WATCH: 1 year old drummer prodigy

Video has garnered over one million views during its first week on Facebook.

One year old LJ, from Southern California, can’t keep his hands off the drums. When LJ was four months old, he was tapping his feet and clapping along to the beat. At 13 months old, his dad purchased a drum set after noticing his passion and gift for drumming as LJ was playing bongos like a drum kit.

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Teaching Children with ADHD Music

Music strengthens the areas of the brain that, in the child with ADHD, are weak. Music builds and strengthens the auditory, visual/spatial, and motor cortices of the brain. These areas are tied to speech and language, reading, reading comprehension, math, problem solving, brain organization, focusing, concentration, and attention issues. Studies indicate that when learning-disabled children and children with ADHD learn a musical instrument, attention, concentration, impulse control, social functioning, self-esteem, self-expression, motivation, and memory improve. Some studies show that children who have difficulty focusing when there is background noise are particularly helped by music lessons.

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10 year old Ethan Walmark with Autism plays piano

Ten year old Ethan Walmark was diagnosed with autism when he was two years ago and turns to music for therapy. The young child has learned to play a variety of pop hits, including Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and The Beatles’ “I Will” and “Let It Be.” Ethan has even performed to a large audience of 15,000 at an Autism Speaks Walk.

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Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment

If you are looking to take your talented child to stardom, don’t go it alone, according to top entertainment lawyer, Disneymania producer, former artist manager and author, Steven C. Beer, who has guided the careers of Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears, among his superstar clientele — including newest 20 million viral sensation, Merideth Grace

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Art Therapy for Children with ADHD and Anxiety Disorders

The arts can be a great vehicle for children who have ADHD. Engaging in creative activities such as art, music and dance have been shown to help children with ADHD calm down because it utilizes the part of the brain that controls emotions. When the emotions are under control, the focusing can be much easier. Most of us have experienced this; when we are upset about a personal issue….isn’t hard to concentrate at work? So, therefore reaching the emotional brains through the arts can infact increase focus.

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

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