“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo
Music Therapy provides a non-threatening medium where skill sets can be practised and acquired.
Through extensive research it has been found that music penetrates more parts of the brain than any other human function. When words are not enough or cannot be expressed, music can unlock barriers and open doors to better communication. Each one of us responds to music.
In music therapy, the interaction between client and therapist – be it through music making, listening, or sharing, is used to foster positive changes in the development of skills, language acquisition, as well as to improve psychological well being.
Music Therapy provides an enjoyable, effective and creative way to focus on the uniqueness of the client. It allows the therapist to gain the essential understanding of each individual. This is then used to provide appropriate guidance, and instruction to help and encourage each individual overcome their unique challenges, and to support them throughout the process in achieving their goals. The MT modality further augments our Hils Learning approach of working with the whole child.
Groups or individual sessions are used depending on the needs of the clients. Our music therapist works closely with other professionals to ensure that each individual is best supported in their learning through aligning goals and sharing perspectives.
Who will benefit from Music Therapy?
Individuals with learning challenges in areas such as: Developmental, behavioral, emotional, communicative and pscyhological.
These include but are not limited to individuals with special needs i.e. on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – verbal, minimally verbal or non-verbal, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay etc.
Individuals with motor challenges and goals, including but not limited to those with Cerebral Palsy, and individuals who are undergoing rehabilitation from Stroke and other neurological disorders.
Individuals with emotional needs, including those currently in transitional stages of their lives; individuals undergoing or have experienced emotional trauma etc.
Please contact us should you need further information on Music Therapy.