Music therapy provides children with opportunities to express themselves and to develop their communication and interaction skills. Sessions encourage concentration and engagement and promote confidence and well-being through the medium of music.
At Penn Hall School children are able to access music therapy with a trained professional who is registered with the HCPC and BAMT. Children receive music therapy on a 1-1 individual basis or as part of a small group and are referred by teachers at the school. There is no age range for receiving music therapy and children from all departments of the school can participate. Sessions take part weeklyand children are continually assessed and monitored. Through initial assessment children are given specific aims for their therapy and sessions are then catered to work towards these aims. Progress of the children is continually noted and aims are reviewed on a termly basis. Each child will also receive a yearly report detailing their progress and an end of therapy report when they stop. From time to time sessions may be recorded and consent is granted for this before a child’s therapy begins.