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Purpose of music therapy?

  • To promote independence and to support both children and adults to overcome functional and psychological difficulties
  • To develop communication, social interaction and speech
  • To enhance fine and gross motor skills and independence
  • To offer emotional support and develop self regualtion skills
  • To provide a safe activity to address behavioural issues
  • To enjoy music making and have fun

Benefits of music therapy?

  • Enhanced awareness of self and others
  • Increased self esteem and self confidence
  • Discovery of successful, creative skills
  • Enjoyable social interaction in a safe, structured context
  • Motivation to explore music of personal interest
  • Practice of functional skills, eg choice making, planning, listening, sequencing and memory
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