We work with a number of children and young people with ADHD within school and home settings. Aside from working to improve the more obvious difficulties around concentration and attention, Music Therapy is particularly beneficial in helping children self-regulate their movements and emotions.
Dopamine levels (the neuro-transmitter that is responsible for regulating memory and attention), are often quite low in children with ADHD. Music that is pleasing to the brain, increases dopamine levels, thereby improving difficulties in this area.
Structure of a musical game or song, can enable a child to work on turn-taking, anticipation and waiting. This reduces hyperactivity and over a number of weeks, begins to improve areas of difficulty such as focused attention.