Music Therapy for Children and Adolescents Living with Autism
Music Therapy is an evidence-based Healthcare Profession. Music is used skillfully by a qualified therapist to assist those in need to live with greater resourcefulness in their lives. This can involve developing one or a combination of the Social / Communication / Physical / Cognitive / Sensory / Emotional areas of functioning.
We are holding a parents information evening on this programme in Newry on
Friday 18th September
please see below for details.
Parents Evening Friday 18th September
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Win Industrial Estate
Please contact us on 07554692795 or [email protected] to confirm your attendance so we can have some tea and bic’s ready.
Participant priority will be given to parents registering their child at the parents information night.
The Benefits of Music Therapy
Music Therapy can provide Autism-Specific help through developing:
Social Skills: self-other awareness, sharing, turn-taking, waiting and eye-contact through musical exchanges
Imagination: playful musical interactions may encourage less rigid patterns in behaviour and flexibility
Communication: nurturing production of vocal sounds/ singing words/choice making
Sensory Integration: developing tolerance of sounds/pitches and instrument textures
Concentration: encouraging musical on-task behaviour, following musical directions and actions
Parent-Infant Bonding: facilitating a safe space for parents-infants to bond in fun musical exchanges
“Making a Change” – Mac NI has linked up with Shane Harvey HPC Registered Senior Music Therapist to deliver this exciting programme.
Costs: £20 for 10 Sessions
Session Duration: 1 Hour
Thursday Evenings Kilkeel or Rostrevor (Location to be confirmed)
Friday Evenings Newry (Location to be confirmed)
Payment: email us [email protected] for an paypal link