Group Music Therapy session for children with severe learning difficulties
Abstract: The paper describes a group music therapy session, and the video highlights important developments, such as a real attempt by a non-verbal girl to sing 'hello', and the calmness of a hyper-active boy as he plays the chime bars in a Nordoff-Robbins song. The paper emphasises how music therapy has, over several years, helped the class to be more attentive, participating and relaxed, and has fostered the feeling of belonging to a musically/socially interactive group. This Paper is available from the BSMT. Price ú3.
Keyword(s): interactive-group, music-making, group-activities, group-experience, development, severe-learning-difficulties, Nineacres-(SLD)-School, Plumstead, Nordoff-Robbins.