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Music Therapy

posted 14 Jul 2014, 02:56 by Eileen Barrett
This year we were very lucky to avail of Music Therapy sessions for all children in Lios Cúram. Maria Ward Music Therapist from Killorglin came every Monday & the children really enjoyed engaging in lots of song, instrument playing & happiness! The benefits of Music Therapy are numerous & can positively impact cognitive & physical skills, socialization, behaviour & communication.

Music Therapists use the medium of music to enhance communication and purposeful interactions. Music, being an enjoyable stimulus, is used in a planned way to affect positive outcomes, such as to assist communication, stimulate, support in times of transition and provide opportunities for choice, control and emotional expression.

​The effectiveness of Music Therapy to improve the skills and capabilities of people with Autism is supported by a strong body of international research.

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