Warwickshire County Music Service provide Music Therapy in school.
We have a music therapist come into school to work with pupils with complex needs. She comes in once a week on a Friday.
Music Therapy is a therapeutic treatment with the use of music as the non-verbal intervention. It is based on improvised music in which the children can express themselves, become aware of their feelings and interact more easily.
The aims of Music Therapy include:
Increasing communication, interaction and self expression
Developing an awareness of self and others
Providing emotional support
Developing listening skills, sharing and taking turns
Developing co-ordination and motor control
Increasing self confidence
Building trust and meaningful relationships