Music Therapy

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P.E.S.T.S. MUSIC THERAPY SESSIONS 2021

Music therapy sessions ONLINE during term-time from Tuesday 12th January – until Tuesday 13th July 2021 with Zoom.

Home Activity Videos

Musical Home Activity – Finish my Phrase

Make Your Own Shaker!

For more information, please click on the link for a message from Lucy our music therapist https://youtu.be/6GKWNoJg28k

WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

  • Music therapy uses music and play to support children’s development and wellbeing
  • 4 key areas: Social communication skills; emotion and behaviour; cognitive skills; motor skills
  • Group music therapy sessions include a combination of structured songs/activities and time for free play and improvised music making
    PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP AND FOR MORE INFORMATION email info@pestscharity.org.uk

During the sessions, children interact by using a range of instruments which naturally reflects their emotional state, whilst the therapist acknowledges and supports what the child is expressing and supports this with her own music.

How Can Music Therapy Help Children with Disabilities?

Music plays a huge part in most of our lives and can be relaxing, trigger certain feelings and even increase our quality of life.
Music therapy can be a great way of getting your child to move, therefore improving motor coordination and relieving tight muscles.

It can also improve a child’s breathing and pitch and strengthen and reinforce areas of speech, cognitive ability, motor coordination and range of motion.

Singing songs can also increase the ability to learn and memorise.

When a child to be able to fully express themselves, it can be very fulfilling and giving, bringing them a lot of happiness.

If you would like to join the sessions, you can book here.
Please see our latest timetable for details of all workshops and activities.

Parent Comments

“Please can you thank Lucy so much for the sessions which have been amazing.  I really think it’s fantastic what she does and is very helpful for Tess.  Much appreciated!”

“Laila loved it!  Oh my goodness she couldn’t stop singing that song and doing all the actions.  Lucy is really good. She can sing great and Laila loved the instruments.  She was so engrossed and loved the story too.”

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