Music Therapy caters for all abilities and ages by providing tailored music therapy sessions to meet the clients needs.
Music therapy is a research-based profession that uses musical interventions to achieve therapeutic goals and aims. It is holistic and aims to address the emotional, social, physical and developmental needs of clients. Some of these goals may include:
- increasing social skills
- providing opportunities to interact and communicate with others non verbally
- developing cognitive awareness
- gaining sensory motor skills
- providing opportunities for self expression
- providing opportunities for choice and control
- providing opportunities for memory recollection through music
- assisting with identity formation
- helping to develop age appropriate milestones
- to assist in learingn and practicing social skills such as sharing, listening to others and bonding with others.
These goals are addressed through various music therapy techniques such as improvisation, song writing, action songs, music and movement, receptive music listening and song singing.
Many people of all ages can benefit from music therapy. This can include children, adolescents, adults, parents and carers, as well as people with a disability or disorder, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Dementia and intellectual or physical disabilities. Music therapy can range from ‘one off’ visits, individually tailored programs and group programs.
Please call Vanessa on 0405441833 for more information.