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Early Years

Purpose of music therapy?

  • To foster children’s innate playfulness, whatever difficulties they may experience
  • To develop relationships with others through deliberate listening and participation
  • To experience structured, social activities within a fun, musical context.
  • To enhance and extend learning through musical repetition and experimentation
  • To develop awareness of self in improvised music
  • To support carers experiencing neonatal depression

Benefits of music therapy?

  • Increased confidence
  • Development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Practice of planning, sequencing, memory
  • Decision making
  • Development of creativity and imagination
  • Opportunities for family involvement and benefits to attachment and interaction
  • Discovery and celebration of musical skills
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Evelyna

4 year old Evelyna has global development delay. See how Music Therapy with our therapist, Gareth is transforming her life

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Interested in knowing more?

Check out our research pieces to find out what work Chiltern Music Therapy is doing.

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