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Pat Gesualdo: Drum Therapy 
Zone: Drum Therapy For Cognitive Development

Drum Therapy and the DAD Program help the special-needs population with cognitive development and cognitive restructuring by replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Children with learning disabilities often develop negative thought patterns—and rather easily, I might add, because they are…

Modern Drummer
Mar 18, 2011

Pat Gesualdo: Drum Therapy Zone: “The New Drum Therapy Book???

My new book, Drum Therapy, has just been released by Alfred Publishing, the world’s largest music instruction publisher. Drum Therapy is specifically designed for drum instructors to help children and adults with Autism, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Tourette’s, Asperger’s, ODD, OCD, multiple…

Modern Drummer
Oct 26, 2010

Pat Gesualdo: Drum Therapy Zone: Warped Tour Review

This year I decided to promote the DAD Program and my Modern Drummer Drum Therapy Column on the 2010 Warped Tour. We couldn't have done it without the help from Modern Drummer, Pro-Mark, Paiste, and Sony Music/Mustache Mania. All of…

Modern Drummer
Sep 8, 2010

Pat Gesualdo: Developing Drumming Milestones

Numerous psychologists, medical doctors, occupational therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, and school teachers throughout the world are certified drum therapists, and use Drum Therapy to help children and adults manage the effects of a number of disabilities. The D.A.D. Program’s…

Modern Drummer
Jun 22, 2010

Pat Gesualdo: Picking Up On Signs Of Frustration

There are many techniques to use when teaching drumming to special-needs students. When I train and certify drum instructors, doctors, and therapists in the Drum Therapy curriculum of the DAD Program, one of the most important things I stress is…

Modern Drummer
May 17, 2010