A Music Therapist working with EMT uses music to form a therapeutic dialogue with each child to support them to reach their potential. Therapists see children with a wide variety of disabilities and additional needs including:
- Challenging Behaviour
- Social and Communication Difficulties
- Psychosocial and Emotional needs
- Loss and Bereavement
Therapy sessions aim to nurture spontaneous responses to rhythm, sound, and music-making, using music-based therapeutic approaches to meet individual needs.
The therapist helps the child/young person make links in a dynamic way between how they play out their feelings and access their emotions, increasing self-awareness and creativity.
The universal language of music makes the therapeutic process accessible to children/young people from diverse cultures and languages.