Music Therapy Group Sessions Feb/March 2020
mASCot are happy to be running some music therapy?
What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is an established psychological clinical intervention, which is delivered by HCPC registered music therapists to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability through supporting their psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs.
Music therapy can be particularly helpful for children with a diagnosis of ASC. Involvement in music making can both stimulate and relax a child leading to very positive changes. Musical participation and response does not depend on the ability to speak, therefore music therapy is an equally effective clinical intervention for young people who have difficulty communicating verbally as well as for those without verbal communication difficulties. Children with ASC can develop emotional, social and communication skills.
Music therapy can:
· help a child to listen to others
· encourage spontaneous play
· stir a desire to communicate
· strengthen muscles and improve coordination
· help the child to build relationships through musical connections
· improve concentration
· provide a means of self-expression
· stimulate language development through songs and turn taking
· excite imagination and creativity
Here are some links to music therapy sessions:
Meet the music therapist:
After a successful career in teaching music, Claire completed an MA in Music Therapy at Roehampton University in 2017. Presently working for the Children’s Trust in Tadworth supporting children with brain injury, she also has experience of working with children and adults with a variety of needs including learning disabilities, Autism, PMLD, and neurological conditions. During her training she worked in a primary special school and a residential unit for children with Autism and became particularly interested in the role that music therapy can play in supporting young people to find their unique place in the world.
Please email Claire at: [email protected] if you would like further information.