It’s a well-known fact that music has the power to motivate and calm and is engaging for all senses. When used in a therapeutic situation, music is an enjoyable medium to achieve targeted goals and objectives. Music therapy offers the chance to succeed and have fun.

 

The Australian Music Therapy Association defines music therapy as:

 

“Music therapy is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing.

 

Music therapy is the intentional use of music by a university trained professional who is registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association Inc. Registered music therapists draw on an extensive body of research and are bound by a code of ethics that informs their practice.

 

Music therapists incorporate a range of music making methods within and through a therapeutic relationship. They are employed in a variety of sectors including health, community, aged care, disability, early childhood, and private practice. Music therapy is different from music education and entertainment as it focuses on health, functioning and wellbeing.

Music therapists are committed to supporting people of any age and ability regardless of musical skill, culture or background."

Music therapy goals are specifically designed for the individual after an assessment process and reviewed regularly. Goals from other therapy programs can also be reinforced in music therapy for a holistic approach.

Some goal examples are:

 

  • To develop motor skills
  • To promote social skills and improve relationship skills
  • To improve verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • To increase opportunities for cognitive, physical and sensory stimulation.

 

 

 

 

 

VENUE:

Sessions held in hall or community venue

 

DURATION:

30-45 minutes. Our groups run during school terms

 

AGES:

Various and will include clients of similar ages and ability levels and may also include parents

 

 

SIZE:

3-5 Participants

 

DOCUMENTATION:

The Music Therapy Process includes

 

  • Referral
  • Assessment: Individual assessment and plan for each child in program
  • Program Plan: Written for the group but with specific goals to each client
  • Evaluation and updates as needed

 

ACTIVITIES:

(include but are not limited to)

 

  • Song Singing
  • Music and Movement
  • Small percussion instrument play
  • Choice making
  • Song Writing
  • Group skills eg sharing, turn taking, waiting etc
  • Improvisation with keyboard and percussion instruments
  • Use of props including ribbons, puppets, parachute, gym balls

 

Please contact us for pricing information

ASD SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM

 

  • Ages 4-5
  • Focusing on social and communication goals
  • Developed with reference to EYLF
  • Group skills
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Listening skills

 

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM

 

  • Ages 1-3
  • Looks at academic concepts
  • Social skills
  • Group skills
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Developed with reference to EYLF
  • General music skills

 

Early Intervention Music Therapy group is run Monday 3:45 & Wednesday 12:15pm.

Located at 27 Ellenborough Street Ipswich, in "Wyvern House" downstairs.

 

GUITAR AND MUSIC SKILLS GROUP

 

Ages Teenage to adult

Group skills

Learn guitar and to play in a group setting

Social skills

Self-esteem and self-expression

 

If you have a need for a different group please contact us and we can tailor make a program!

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