Excerpt from ABC Local: (click for entire article)
Music therapy is a significant support for children with different disabilities. Not just singing, but also using instruments.
Matthew Dinkel, 11, has liked music since he was a baby.
"Every time he'd play music, he perked up, smiled, it calmed him down," said his mother, Kristen. "So finally, when he was healthy enough, my sister got him a guitar for Christmas."
Matthew was born with down syndrome and kidney failure.