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Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualised goals within a therapeutic relationship by a music therapist. We are pleased to have music therapists in our team who can work with you or your loved one.
What is music therapy?
How it works
Who can benefit from music therapy?
We work with:
- Children and young people (including mainstream, special educational needs education, and children and young people in care)
- People with learning disabilities
- Those with autistic spectrum conditions
- People in mental health settings
- Older people
- People who live with a neurological condition (e.g., stroke, multiple sclerosis)
Our music therapist
Our music therapist, Nadia Bailey, has been working in schools with children aged 4-19 since 2005. Most of her experience is with children with moderate learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning disabilities, autism, EBD, communication disorders, challenging behaviour, and epilepsy. She also has experience with looked after children and trauma.
Music therapists working with Kent Occupational Therapy
Music therapists working with us are registered with their governing body, British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) and are also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This national regulator holds a register of health and care professionals who meet their standards of proficiency and who are bound by their standards of conduct, performance, and ethics.
The title ‘Music Therapist’ is a legally protected title by law and only those registered with the HCPC can use it. Registered music therapists also undertake continuing professional development to ensure that they are aware of new clinical developments and research that can support and enhance their practice.