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Head of School: Wendy Killilea

Music Therapy

Laura Pressney
Laura Pressney

In addition to our onsite therapists, we have two days of music therapy provided by Suffolk Music Therapy services. Music Therapy is a process through which individuals can express themselves, become aware of their feelings and interact more easily. Through making music with the therapist, a range of benefits may be achieved, including enabling students to discover their own personal voice and to develop listening, communicating and relationship skills.

In music therapy, both the student and therapist are actively involved in music making and a range of instruments are available including piano, guitar and a range of tuned and untuned percussion.

Access to music therapy operates under a referral system and referrals can be made by both teaching staff and parents for time limited periods of intervention for individual students. The music therapist also works closely with the speech and language therapists in delivering class-based groups to support attention and listening, turn taking, initiation and communication.

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