Music therapy can help children who are affected by:
Autism, Aspergers, ADHD
Attachment issues, developmental disorders, emotional conditions or learning disabilities.
How can Music Therapy Help?
Children LOVE music... It’s something that makes sense to them, and is particularly helpful if they are finding communication difficult.
Music therapy is a unique experience for the child: exploring, sharing, listening and learning to play with others – these are all essential to healthy productive early life.
For families who have children with mental health and/or developmental needs, music therapy provides child-centred, individualised programmes to create positive change.
Key Changes is a partner with Hampshire Music Service hub
Key Changes music therapists
Our music therapists are HCPC registered and have worked in a variety of settings throughout Hampshire and neighbouring areas, including early years nurseries, special schools, mainstream schools and specialist schools for PMLD and ASD.
Our current involvement includes:
Lanterns & Norman Gate Nurseries;
Addington | Greville | Henry Tyndale | Hillhouse
Loddon | Osborne | Rachel Madocks | Ridgeway
Rosewood & Shepherds Down Schools
and private referrals.
Proving the case:
In an Early Years transition project, 90% of the children made significant progress in each of the 5 areas assessed through the Music Therapy Star:
Use of Voice
Attention and Awareness
Play and Creativity
One in ten children aged between 5 and 16 years has a mental health problem. Early intervention in childhood and teenage years helps to prevent mental health needs.
‘No Health Without Mental Health’, Cross-Government Strategy 2011.
We welcome the emphasis on increasing access to high quality psychological support.
British Psychological Society, Children’s Mental Health Week Feb ’16.
How long should music therapy continue?
We recommend 4 assessment sessions, leading to a personalised music therapy programme.
There is evidence of lasting impact following 6 months’ input, in many cases.
Funding assistance for parents may be available through:
Jessie’s Fund: www.jessiesfund.org.uk
The Amber Trust: www.ambertrust.org
The Martin Read Fund for Young People:
Direct Payments: Pupil Premium funding, through the school.
Funding assistance for schools may be available from
all the above and Pupil Premium
Cost range per session: £26 - £39