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Music therapist, Aisling Palmer

Music therapy is an established clinical discipline which is widely used to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability. A music therapist is trained to observe the underlying needs and behaviours of the client. Music is universal, and research has clearly demonstrated a link between musical activity, and improved social, cognitive, emotional and physical wellbeing. Making connections through music can also have a positive impact on:
• self-esteem
• sense of identity
• communication skills
• social skills

Music therapy is used to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability. Music therapy sessions can be 1:1 or in a group environment.
Children with SEN can benefit from individual and group music therapy in a wide variety of ways, such as:

• improving physical health and ability • speech development

• developing creative and expressive abilities • increasing self-esteem and confidence
• developing social skills.

Music therapy draws out children’s natural strengths and abilities. It helps them to use and enjoy these abilities and to develop them in order to overcome or cope with any difficulties.

Anyone is eligible for the service. Music therapy can help in many clinical situations, particularly where communication is difficult due to illness, injury or disability. Because musical participation and response does not depend on the ability to speak, music therapy is a particularly effective clinical intervention for people who have difficulty communicating verbally.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Aisling Palmer
Contact Position
music therapist
Telephone
E-mail
palmeraisling@gmail.com

Where to go

Name
Aisling Palmer
Address
Guide Road
Hesketh Bank
Lancashire
Postcode
PR4 6XS
Notes

Services take place at clients school or home. 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Subject to my schedule, sessions should be able to start ASAP at a time and place convenient for both the music therapist and the client.
Time of day
Afternoon
Evening
Morning
Session Information
A safe space is required
ideally with as few interruptions as possible. Instruments can be provided
or the therapist can use instruments already at the school/ home.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
45 per Hour
250 per Day
Details
Costs are negotiable. Funding is also available through charitable trusts.

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

After an initial phone call I will ask you to complete a referral form to give me a background on the client, this will help me to develop potential aims to work on in sessions.

Other notes

Anyone is eligible for the service. Music therapy can help in many clinical situations, particularly where communication is difficult due to illness, injury or disability. Because musical participation and response does not depend on the ability to speak, music therapy is a particularly effective clinical intervention for people who have difficulty communicating verbally.

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Description

Music therapy is used to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability. Music therapy sessions can be 1:1 or in a group environment.
Children with SEN can benefit from individual and group music therapy in a wide variety of ways, such as:

• improving physical health and ability • speech development

• developing creative and expressive abilities • increasing self-esteem and confidence
• developing social skills.