Music Therapy in School
Music Therapy is the usage of sounds and music within an evolving relationship to support and develop change.
Everyone has the ability to respond to music and this is usually unaffected by disability, illness or injury. Music can often reach a person to help develop communication and self-expression.
Sessions at The Shrubberies School happen weekly at the same time and place, during term time. Children are referred to the Music Therapist by their teacher.
The sessions are child-led, and the aims for each child will be different, depending on their individual needs.
Aims can include:
To develop communication and social skills
To encourage self-expression
To develop confidence and self esteem
To develop the ability to manage feelings
To promote self-awareness and awareness of others
To reduce anxiety, tension or challenging behaviour.
Music Therapists are qualified and state registered under the Health Professionals Council.
Maggie GradyMusic Therapist, Music Space. http://www.musicspace.org