December 2016

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Brain Injury and Neuro-Disability

Music is processed in many parts of the brain, which makes it an excellent tool for those living with an acquired brain injury or a neuro-degenerative condition. We support children and adults who: Are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Multiple Scerlosis (MS), Huntingdon’s disease or any other… [Read More]
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Adults and Older People

The main objective of our Music Therapy work with adults and older people in the community or residential care is to support individuals in overcoming physical and psychological difficulties. We offer sessions in a variety of settings such as community groups, within social services, residential homes,… [Read More]
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Children

We support children in the community with a wide range of needs including behavioural and emotional difficulties, learning disabilities, ASD and children with additional needs who may or may not have a diagnosis. We offer a music therapy service in a variety of settings including residential… [Read More]
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Additional Needs

People with additional needs may find it difficult to express themselves and communicate to those around them. This can often have an impact upon an individual’s sense of self and identity. In non-verbal children and adults vocalisations often reflect an individuals desire to communicate, but… [Read More]
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Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Emotional and behavioural difficulties are quite common in children and adolescents and can manifest in many ways: anger, withdrawal from family, social isolation, lack of self-concept and self-esteem, aggression, failure at school, running away, alcohol and/or drug abuse, and even suicidal tendencies. For children and… [Read More]
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Aspergers Syndrome and Autism

Many studies have found that children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) respond well to music. Often individuals with autism respond positively to music when other methods of engagement may have been unsuccessful. Studies have shown that musical interventions used with children and… [Read More]
brain-injury-patient-playing-drums-music-therapy-session

Brain Injury and Neuro-Disability

Music is processed in many parts of the brain, which makes it an excellent tool for those living with an acquired brain injury or a neuro-degenerative condition. We support children and adults who: Are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Multiple Scerlosis (MS), Huntingdon’s disease or any other… [Read More]
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Adults and Older People

We offer weekly day services and sessions to adults and older adults in care homes, hospitals, and hospices. We offer our services in day centres as well as in a residential setting, assisted living or those living independently in order to give far-reaching support across… [Read More]

Our Service

Music Therapy Wales acts on a self-employed basis and holds its own personal indemnity and public liability insurance. The service includes: – All instruments and their insurance – Full DBS check of the therapist and legal memberships and registrations including the British Association of Music… [Read More]

The Music Therapist

Jessica Hughes BA (Hons) MA Jessica is the music therapist that offers the service at Music Therapy Wales. As a qualified music therapist, Jessica is professionally trained at postgraduate level and is regulated by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). Jessica is passionate about developing… [Read More]

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