Music therapy is based on the understanding that all human beings are able to respond to music, irrespective of musical ability.
Music therapy involves the use of sound, rhythm and improvised music in order to form a musical relationship between the client and therapist. Within this relationship, the child or young adult can respond, gain confidence and a sense of self. Change can take place and the individual’s areas of strengths and needs can be explored within a safe and creative environment.
Music therapy sessions also offer a child or young person a different experience of shared play, interaction, learning and understanding, through verbal and non-verbal modes of communication.
Children and young people will often experience emotional challenges at different stages of their lives. Illness, communication difficulties or disability may all be contributing factors. Traumatic experiences, change and loss can also impact on an individual’s wellbeing.
While music therapy can address specific symptoms, change is achieved through working with the person as a whole. Referrals are based on the child or young person’s particular emotional needs and not simply on a medical diagnosis (such as autism, cerebral palsy, or a learning disability).
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Please call our Single Point of Access (SPA) team on 020 8836 8621
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