For the past few Thursday's, pupils at Riverbank School have had the opportunity to participate in some 1:1 and small group sessions with a qualified music therapist - Meg! She has been wonderful with the pupils who have really benefitted from some quality time spent developing their communication and engagement levels through the medium of music!
We have been so lucky to have this opportunity and cannot thank Nordoff Robbins enough for letting us participate in such fun and engaging therapy sessions. Staff and pupils alike have commented on the positive affect it has had on the pupils involved and we are looking forward to our last session next Thursday.
The pupils have had the opportunity to play many different instruments which have been adapted to suit the individual needs of pupils making them easily accessible. They all seemed to love the keyboard and Meg's singing!
A brief about the company:
The Nordoff-Robbins approach to music therapy, also known as creative music therapy, developed from the 17-year collaboration of Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins beginning in 1958. It was originally devised as a therapy for children with psychological, physical, or developmental disabilities.