Working with children offers opportunities to support them early in life. Young children respond to music and enjoy playing, moving and making sounds.
Our therapists aim to build a relationship with each child through music and sounds. Playing music together can be a way for children to communicate how they are feeling without having to find words.
Benefits of regular music therapy sessions can include developing communication and early language skills, sharing, listening and turn-taking. During sessions these are often seen in increased eye-contact and vocal sounds, improved concentration span and social-interaction, reduced anxiety and increased confidence.
Any child may benefit from the opportunity to express themselves through music and music therapy is often particularly beneficial for children on the autistic spectrum, or with communication difficulties, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, sensory impairment or emotional and behavioural difficulties.