Music therapy helps people in different ways. For children with ADHD, it can help with their attention and focus, it can also provide a calming and supportive environment.
We use music making to build a positive relationship with the child. The music therapist will follow a child’s lead and respond to their play. This helps the child to engage on their terms and it allows children to communicate and interact. Music therapy gives the child a safe space to play in a free and supportive environment and it allows them to be heard.
Music therapy can help a child to listen and respond through turn taking and play. It can help their communication skills by developing a connection between the child and the therapist. It can also help a child focus and concentrate for longer periods of time.
Through music therapy a child can build their confidence and self esteem, helping them to manage in other situations at school and at home.
We provide music therapy for children with ADHD at our Bristol centre and in schools. If you want to know more about how we can support a child with ADHD, please get in touch.