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WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

We all have the innate ability to connect to music. Everyone can participate in making music regardless of ability, age or ethnicity. This is what makes music therapy an effective intervention for people of all ages and abilities.

 

Music therapy is an evidence based profession. A music therapist uses music based methods to enable a person to achieve their potential. The therapeutic relationship is central to the music therapy process.

Music therapists are trained at postgraduate level and have extensive training in connecting with their clients at a psychotheraputic level. 

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WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM MUSIC THERAPY?

Music therapy is beneficial for people across the lifespan from preterm infants to palliative care

CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Music therapy can aid the acquisition of expressive language, social skills, attention skills and can help with sensory processing disorders.

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CHILDREN/ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

Music therapy is an evidence-based, clinical intervention for children and adults with additional needs, such as those with a physical or intellectual disability, learning difficulties, difficulties with expressive communication, developmental delay or Down's Syndrome.

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MENTAL HEALTH

Sometimes it is hard to describe how we are feeling using words. Music therapy is an appropriate intervention for those who are finding it difficult to cope or need additional support, as well as those who are affected by a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

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DEMENTIA CARE

Despite extensive memory loss, people living with dementia retain the ability to sing familiar songs from their childhood. As the disease progresses, people living with dementia can become socially isolated as they lose their story. Music is a valuable tool to promote expression, social interaction and improve quality of life for this population.

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ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY & NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES

Anam Music Therapy offers specialist Neurologic music therapy (NMT) services. Neurologic music therapy is a type of music therapy developed for people suffering from cognitive, sensory, or motor dysfunctions arising from neurological diseases of the nervous system. People who can benefit from this type of music therapy include people who have suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's disease, Autism, MS, Muscular Dystrophy.

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WHAT HAPPENS IN A MUSIC THERAPY SESSION?

Each music therapy session is unique and individually tailored to meet the needs of the client. However, some of the things you can expect are provided below.

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SONG SINGING

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MUSIC RELAXATION ACTIVITIES

INSTRUMENT PLAY

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SONG WRITING

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