WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?
Music is a non-verbal way to communicate and explore thoughts and emotions which connects cognitive (brain) function with physical (body) function, with auditory (sound) results. Many people can benefit from music therapy, including those affected by disability, illness or injury (BAMT, 2019) including neurological conditions, developmental disorders, emotional problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions or physical illnesses (NHS, 2019) and includes babies, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.
What is a Registered Music Therapist? Watch the videos from the Australian Music Therapy Association below to find out more...
Music Therapy is an evidence-based intervention performed by a HCPC registered music therapist (RMT) following HCPC (UK) and AMTA (Australia) standards of practice which encompass professional referral, assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, documentation and celebration of music therapy services. Sessions are ethically responsible, culturally informed and community minded.
Music therapy goals include the following areas: