"The skills he has developed... have made him much better equipped to succeed and reach his potential."

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“How did you handle your last mistake? Extreme frustration or violent outburst? Probably not, as you have developed coping skills, over the years and your life experiences. For many kids on the Spectrum, these skills are developing at a slower rate.During the four years our son (12 years old) has been with the George Center, we have seen remarkable improvement in these areas. Starting with piano, he was able to develop a rhythm in the music, which carried over to his everyday challenges. As to mistakes, he is much more tolerant and is accelerating his coping skills. This is helping in everyday life, as well as on his new instrument, the trombone! The annual recitals give a wonderful opportunity for the kids to shine and it’s a treat for the parents to see how proud the kids are of their hard earned success.Now with middle school, he’s faced with many new obstacles. The skills he has developed, with the help of the loving, caring people at The George Center, have made him much better equipped to succeed and reach his potential.”

- Roger Lawton, 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!