"It is a highly preferred activity... through which he is exploring music skills I did not know he had."

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“Therapy. Being a Dad of a special needs kid, i hear the word therapy a lot. To me, therapy typically means taking my son to a treatment that is not preferred, with hopes that I will see some type of measurable improvement with the assistance of a trained staff that may or may not ‘connect’ to my son. Music therapy at the George Center is not typical therapy. It is a highly preferred activity, with professional staff that connect with my special needs son, through which he is improving in social skills with adults and peers, appropriate group behavior, as well as exploring music skills I did not know he had. I highly recommend the George Center for Music Therapy for parents that want to see positive improvement in their child’s social, behavior, and music related skills with an exceptional staff.”

- David Seback, parent

Jamie George

The George Center for Music Therapy, 12060 Etris Rd. Suite 200, Roswell, GA

JAMIE GEORGE

Jamie founded The George Center for Music Therapy, Inc. in 2010 in order to expand and increase access to quality music therapy programs in the metro Atlanta area. She is a licensed and nationally board-certified music therapist. Jamie holds additional certifications in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Music Therapy (NICU-MT).

Jamie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Music with a concentration in Music Therapy, from the University of Georgia. She completed her graduate research studying music therapy and its effects on children with sensory processing disorder. Jamie completed her internship working with exceptional children in the Fulton County Schools Music Therapy Department in metro Atlanta. Jamie specializes in autism and other neurologic conditions. In addition to teaching and treating, she actively consults with parents, therapists, allied health, and therapeutic and educational programs across the country.

Jamie serves on the Ethics Board for the American Music Therapy Association, and serves as Government Relations Co-Chair for the Southeastern Region of the AMTA. She serves as Reimbursement Chair for the Music Therapy Association of Georgia, having previously served as Treasurer for the organization from 2007 – 2012.  Jamie also serves on the Georgia state task forceand the Georgia Secretary of State appointed Music Therapy Advisory Committee.

Jamie is an accomplished vocalist, and comes to Atlanta after having performed for several years in New York City and Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Check out some of Jamie’s work over on the blog!