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Teenagers and Young Adults

The transition from child to adult can present all kinds of challenges.

Young people are naturally drawn to music and may use it themselves to help manage their own feelings. Downloading and listening to music with a therapist can be a helpful starting point for talking about emotions.

Where there are learning difficulties or problems with communication, things can sometimes feel really tough.

Individual or group music therapy sessions with a trained therapist can help to start exploring problems that might be difficult to talk about. Young people don’t have to have musical skills to come for music therapy – a willingness to be open to using music creatively is more important.

“Y has really enjoyed his music sessions with Simon. Really engaging with him and using the microphone and making verbal requests. Although he is still distracted by his sensory needs, he has shown improvement in focussing – he recently started work experience at school and completed tasks with minimum support staying engaged the whole time. I think Y has really benefitted from his sessions at MusicSpace, he has grown in confidence with Simon and shown he can concentrate and interact on a social level.”
Mother of 16 year old with ASD