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Music Therapy Groups with Children

Activities for Groups with Particular Needs
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This one-stop practical book guides you to run a wide range of music therapy groups with pre-school and primary aged children with additional needs. Gain understanding on how to adapt and improvise to ensure that the group meets the individual child's needs, from simple tweaks - such as selecting easier to use instruments and adjusting table heights - to improvising on a single line instrument while dancing around the room. This book includes specific guidance on how to structure sessions to cater for children with neurodivergent needs, physical and learning disabilities, and those receiving psychiatric support, with tailored sessions for each client group.

60 ideas of group activities, complete with sheet music and helpful illustrations to bring the text to life, make this book your ideal practice companion.
  • Published: Feb 21 2023
  • Pages: 224
  • 228 x 152mm
  • ISBN: 9781787759718
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Press Reviews

  • Heidi Ahonen, PhD, RP, MTA, FAMI, Professor of Music Therapy, Wilfrid Laurier University. Director of the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy

    Amelia Oldfield's book provides an insightful roadmap for children's music therapy groups taking the reader on a stimulating journey of play and music while providing an endless stream of joy filled activities! This indispensable guide for group activities with children dealing with various needs is a book I recommend as a core text to every music therapist. If there is only one book you buy on children's music therapy, this should top your list.
  • Philippa Derrington, Music Therapist and Senior Music Therapy Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University

    Amelia Oldfield's music therapy practice is brought alive in this book. The reader is offered an abundance of practical, accessible, and adaptable ideas which will support and inspire.
  • Claire Molyneux, music therapist and Course Leader at Anglia Ruskin University

    A must-read for trainees and qualified music therapists. Amelia's positive approach to group work shines through in this engaging and accessible book with detailed descriptions and practical activities.
  • Dr. Eleanor Richards, Associate Lecturer in Music Therapy Angela Ruskin University

    An exciting book full of practical ideas for creative activities. Its enthusiastic spirit powerfully affirms the therapeutic value of collaboration and playfulness in shared musical life.