Chelsea and Westminster has one of the longest histories for the provision of paediatric music therapy in the National Health Service (NHS). Music therapists work with children who have a wide variety of communication, social, developmental and emotional needs.
Music therapy is a research active profession. It can help boost the communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorders and it is a service highly valued by parents and healthcare professionals.
What we offer:
- music therapy treatment for babies, children and young people
- courses of individual or group music therapy
- parent and child music therapy sessions for the under 5s
- consultation and training to other professionals including the voluntary sector
The objectives for the service:
- There are many key objectives for the music service relevant to paediatric physiotherapy and these include:
- to meet Aiming High and National Service Framework targets
- to promote better understanding amongst parents of the importance to themselves and their children of physical activity.
- to provide services closer to home, in schools, nurseries, children’s centres and other settings