We can improve and enrich the lives of children coping with a double diagnosis of disability and mental health or disability with impact on emotional health. How? By giving them access to the powerful tool of music in fun and interactive music therapy sessions personalised for their needs.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1135723)
Children who have a double diagnosis of disability and mental health or disability with impact on emotional health face many difficulties. They struggle with language and communication, fine/gross-motor skills and academic success. Many can't speak at all, and have trouble with social skills, behaviour and emotional regulation. These problems- harsh enough on their own- combined, result in explosive and unhappy children who can‚Äôt engage and connect with their surroundings.
Music's unique qualities calm, reach out and connect. Music therapy, as is well documented, has many educational and social benefits for children with special needs. Studies show that music therapy builds children‚Äôs self-esteem and feeds their spirits (J. Philo, IFAPA). Using instruments, for listening or supported playing, or just plain singing, serve as powerful tools for reaching even the most tough, detached, frustrated children - drawing reactions and building connections.
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