Coram’s Music Therapists help children explore communication and feelings through sound and play, helping them work through complex issues and build their confidence and resilience.
Evaluation has shown that children accessing Music Therapy have shown significant improvement in their ability to relate to adults and peers, and in their attention and awareness. These gains lead to an increased capacity for learning and for coping in their learning environment.
Children are referred to us for many different reasons, including::
Parents attending sessions with their children, or attending video feedback sessions with the therapist, have reported feeling increasingly aware of their children’s needs and therefore being better able to address them.back to top
Music exists in us from birth, from the pulse of our heartbeat to the pitch of our voice. We use music to communicate before we learn to speak and to relax, reflect or change the way we are feeling as we get older. Coram’s Music Therapists work with children who find it difficult to communicate, engaging them in interaction by helping them express themselves through all aspects of music including voice, movement, percussion instruments and piano.
Depending on need, we work with children individually, with their parents or families, or in small peer groups. Sessions usually last between 30 – 50 minutes and take place weekly. The therapist reviews the child’s needs after each 10 week block of sessionsback to top
With a parent’s consent, a child can be referred to us by anyone involved in their family. This might be a: